Leaders in the health and care system are busy developing a new long term plan for the NHS. Public Health England CEO Duncan Selbie is leading the work, along with colleagues in the NHS, to ensure prevention is at the heart of that plan. Here he sets out 3 essential priorities for investment.
Ahead of the PHE annual conference, this blog explores the work carried out by PHE’s Behavioural Insights (PHEBI) team to change the behaviour of millions of people to help make us a healthier nation.
Obesity is fuelling a rise in Type 2 diabetes We live in an increasingly obesogenic environment, making it harder for individuals to avoid unhealthy lifestyle choices.
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 the positive news that smoking prevalence in England is continuing to fall. This blogs looks at the data more closely.