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John Newton

John Newton was appointed on 12 October 2012.

Career highlights:

- 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

Key questions and findings from our e-cigarette evidence update

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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 …

Global Burden of Disease – twenty years of ground-breaking health data

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The Global Burden of Disease study is the world’s largest systematic, scientific effort to quantify the magnitude of health loss from all major diseases, injuries, and risk factors. Recently it was the 20th anniversary of this ground-breaking research, so it …

Health Matters: Midlife approaches to reduce dementia risk

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Welcome to the fourth edition of PHE’s Health Matters, a resource for public health professionals, which brings together important facts, figures and evidence of effective interventions to tackle major public health problems. This edition focuses on midlife approaches to reduce the …