The flu vaccine remains the best defence we have against flu and protects those people who are most vulnerable. This blog looks at the 2019 vaccination programme.
Professor Yvonne Doyle joined PHE in December 2012.
Yvonne Doyle qualified as a doctor and has worked in senior roles in the NHS and Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), and in the academic and independent sectors. Between 2013 to 2019 she provided leadership for health and reduction of inequalities at city-wide level to the population of London and was Statutory Adviser to the Mayor of London.
In 2019 Yvonne was appointed Medical Director and Director of Health Protection for Public Health England.
She has acted as an adviser to the WHO on healthy cities and continues to take a research interest in urban health and the environment. In 2016 Yvonne was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath for services to public health.
Director for Health Protection and Medical Director
The Director for Health Protection and Medical Director is responsible for:
ensuring prevention and control of infectious diseases and environmental hazards
ensuring effective planning and responses to public health emergencies throughout England
leading the global public health functions for PHE
leading PHE’s work on quality and clinical governance (jointly with the Chief Nurse), medical and public health professionalism and performance
professional support for the longer team development of the public health system in England.
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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has made no secret that addressing inequality, and particularly health inequalities, is one of the major ambitions of his tenure.
In his draft health inequalities strategy, the Mayor of London writes of his vision for “a healthier, fairer city, where nobody’s health suffers simply because of who they are or where they live.”
An individual’s journey towards self-awareness and self-identification of their sexual orientation or gender identity can happen at different stages of life.
London has shown leadership in driving down smoking rates, but with 16% of the capital’s population still smoking there is still more to be done.
Last week we published our Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Spotlight report for London. This annual report looks at the epidemiology of STIs in London residents, breaking down data by infections, age, gender, ethnicity and local authority of residence. Looking at …
We work for Londoners' health every day, but occasionally we need to look up and see what is over the horizon. In London we have recently delivered the final webinar in our Future Drivers of the Health of Londoners webinar …
Syphilis is often thought of as an historic sexually transmitted infection. It was prevalent up until the mid-20th century after which numbers of infections dropped significantly through effective antibiotic treatment and an awareness of signs and symptoms. But worryingly, syphilis …