One of the ways we protect the public from infectious diseases like novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is contact tracing. In this blog Nick Phin, Deputy Director at PHE’s National Infections Service answers some questions about how this works.
Posts about the work of the Health Protection directorate
Coronavirus - read our blog to find out what you need to know.
PHE has one of the most advanced public health systems for influenza surveillance in the world. Read our blog to learn more about how we track and act on flu each winter.
Norovirus activity has started earlier this winter and laboratory confirmed cases are higher than average for this time of year. Here are five ways to help you beat the bug.
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.
The World Health Organisation estimate that a staggering 325 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis B and C, leading to 1.4 million deaths a year. This blogs looks at tackling inequalities in hepatitis C testing and treatment.
This blog explores how pharmacy teams can play a role in prevention through opportunistic interventions and commissioned services for six public health challenges.
England is a world leader in childhood vaccinations but PHE data show that while coverage remains high, children’s vaccine uptake has been slowly decreasing since 2012-13. This blog looks at 10 ways to address barriers to vaccination in primary care.
In this blog, we walk through the facts about the top diseases that affected or killed many people in the Victorian era and at other points in history.
Rates of TB in England are continuing to decline, but this isn't happening in all groups. This blog looks at what 'under-served populations' means and how we are engaging with them to tackle TB.