This blog, published to coincide with PHE’s latest independent e-cigarette evidence report, looks at some of the most common misconceptions around e-cigarettes and provides the facts.
John Newton was appointed on 12 October 2012.
- Regional Director of Public Health for NHS South Central
- Honorary Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology at the University of Manchester
- Director of Research and Development in two large NHS teaching hospitals (Southampton and Oxford)
first Director and CEO of UK Biobank
Ten years on from his original report, Michael Marmot and the Institute of Health Equity have published the 'Marmot review 10 years on' report. In this blog we look at some of the work PHE is doing to reduce health inequalities, including the developing priorities set out in our new 5-year strategy for 2020-2025.
Since mid-September, headlines around the world have warned about an outbreak of serious lung disease across the US, said to be associated with vaping. Read this blog to find out about PHE's advice on e-cigarettes and vaping.
Place-Based Approaches for Reducing Health Inequalities is a new set of resources that aims to reinforce a common understanding of the complex causes of costs of health inequalities, and provide a practical framework and tools for places to reduce health inequalities. Read this blog to find out more.
The Government’s Green Paper, Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s, marks the official launch of PHE’s Predictive Prevention Programme, delivered in partnership with NHSX. In this blog Professor John Newton, PHE’s Director of Health Improvement, explains the programme.
Digital technology can play a crucial role in bringing revolutionary changes to how people are supported to live healthier lives. Find out how predictive prevention will play a major part in this.
Most of us want to live in good health for as long as possible; but while people are generally living longer, outcomes still vary hugely across the country as disturbing inequalities persist. PHE has been centrally involved in a new analysis of the Global Burden of Disease study, published today in The Lancet, which we explain the significance of in this blog.
The first update to our Health Profile for England report sets out the most comprehensive picture of the health of the population, as well as future trends, and forecasting what the story might look like in years to come.
This week is Dementia Action Week – an important time to raise awareness of dementia, a progressive and ultimately fatal disease that many people have been touched by in some shape or form. Around 850,000 people are living with dementia …
Back in 2015, the bold conclusions of our previous e-cigarette (EC) report were controversial in providing qualified support for the use of ECs but have since contributed to a shift in international opinion. Many experts and professional bodies now agree …