The ONS has published the latest figures for drug-related deaths in England and Wales, covering all deaths registered in 2017.
How is ethnicity relevant to health and health inequalities In England, the term ‘health inequalities’ is generally understood to mean differences in health status between different population groups that are unfair and avoidable.
Over the past year, there has been increasing media coverage about alprazolam (typically referred to by the brand name Xanax), highlighting what is being seen as a rise in the number of young people using it.
Nelson Mandela Day is celebrated every year in July and this year it marks one hundred years since his birth. The Centenary is an occasion to reflect on his life and legacy, and to follow his call to “make of …
PHE, in partnership with Cancer Research UK, have published new data showing how chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery rates vary for different groups of patients in England.
In England, there are 120,000 parents or carers who are potentially in need of specialist treatment for alcohol dependence.
New official statistics published today show smoking prevalence in England has dipped just below 15% for the first time. That makes 6.1 million smokers in England, one million fewer than in 2014.
Our local surroundings have a large impact on us and we live in an environment that can inadvertently encourage unhealthy behaviours – eating more and exercising less.
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA)'s Inclusive Growth Unit was launched last week with a promise to 'link cranes with communities'. The Unit is a unique collaboration between national and regional organisations supporting economic inclusion and social change. At its …
A little over a year ago, I wrote to the chief executive of every NHS Trust in England, calling for their personal commitment to work with PHE towards a truly smokefree NHS.