I love my job. For ten years I have worked at Public Health England (PHE) and its predecessor, the Health Protection Agency, responding to major public health emergencies including the ebola outbreak and the Novichok poisoning. There is nothing more …
Posts about the work of the Health Protection directorate
As we start to see more coronavirus cases in the UK, and more widespread community transmission of the virus, further measures to reduce the contact people have with each other may be needed. In this blog we explain what these measures, sometimes referred to as social distancing, mean.
As more cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) appear in the UK, we outline 5 things you can do to protect yourself and your community.
COVID-19 - In this blog, we will explain what self-isolation is, why it is important, and which groups are currently being advised to self-isolate.
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.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 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.