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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

How local Global Burden of Disease data can help shift the focus for the NHS

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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.

Health Profile for England: the health of England today and into the future

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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.

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 …