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From event to indicator - collecting and using data in our Public Health Outcomes Framework

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We are often asked why the data we publish in the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) webtool is not current. For example, in early 2018, why is 2015 the latest data we have available on under 18 conceptions and 2016 …

Looking to the future - Improving mental health outcomes for children and young people

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As we approach the end of Child Mental Health Week, we reflect on the Government and PHE’s commitment to improve young people’s mental health. Around half of all mental health problems start before the age of 14 and we know …

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 …

Data, pilots and evaluation: How to rebalance health inequalities in the criminal justice system

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It’s been one year since the launch in the House of Lords of “Rebalancing Act”: a resource developed by PHE, Home Office and Revolving Doors Agency, to support a broad range of local, regional and national stakeholders in understanding and …

Routes to Diagnosis – driving improvements in cancer with a decade of data

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This week we publish our 5th update to “Routes to Diagnosis”, the foundation of England’s efforts to improve outcomes for patients diagnosed with cancer. This publication is particularly relevant as we now have ten years’ worth of data to examine, …