After the recent warmer weather and summer of more freedoms, it could be easy to think the pandemic is behind us. London currently has the lowest COVID-19 case rate of any region in England but people are coming back together …
Professor Kevin Fenton joined Public Health England (PHE) on 12 November 2012.
Kevin has worked in a variety of public health roles across government and academia, before joining the PHE board in 2020.
Before taking up the London regional director role, Kevin held a joint position as Strategic Director of Place and Wellbeing and Director of Public Health (DPH) at London Borough of Southwark and Senior Advisor, PHE. As Southwark’s Strategic Director for Place and Wellbeing, he led the council’s planning, regeneration, community engagement and public health portfolios driving inclusive regeneration, asset-based community development and promoting health in all policies. As the DPH he led the Council’s public health programmes and worked across the Council and NHS to promote Health in All Policies, Social Regeneration and Digital Public Health. He is PHE’s Senior Advisor for HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health and provides strategic advice on PHE’s health improvement programmes.
Professor Fenton was previously PHE’s National Director for Health and Wellbeing and led PHE’s national prevention programmes including screening for cancer and other conditions, Health Checks, public mental health, sexual and reproductive health, and a range of wellbeing programmes for infants, youth, adults and older adults. He also established and led PHE’s Health Equity portfolio with a range of programmes and activities focused on addressing the social determinants of health and promoting place-based approaches to health improvement.
Between 2005 and 2012, Professor Fenton was the Director of the National Centre for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He also served as chief of CDC’s National Syphilis Elimination Effort and has worked in research, epidemiology, and the prevention of HIV and other STDs since 1995. Previously he was the director of the HIV and STI Department at the United Kingdom’s Health Protection Agency.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to communicate information to the general public clearly and through trusted sources has been paramount to saving lives. This blog looks at the Keep London Safe campaign and what
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Today London and parts of Kent, Essex and Hertfordshire have moved under tighter Tier 3 restrictions as we escalate our fight against COVID-19.
Welcome to the latest edition of Health Matters, a resource for local authorities and health professionals, which focuses on obesity and the food environment. Obesity is not just a local or national concern but a global one. Nearly two thirds …
Musculoskeletal conditions affect over 10 million people and are the leading cause of disability in England, according to the Global Burden of Disease project – an international study ranking the diseases and risk factors that cause death and disability. For …
Welcome to the latest edition of Health Matters, a resource for local authorities and health professionals, which focuses on preventing drug misuse deaths. The number of drug misuse deaths registered every year have generally been on a rising trend in England for …
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