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Posts about the work of the Health and Wellbeing directorate

Moving forward from the prescription medicines review

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PHE has published the first ever evidence review of dependence and withdrawal problems associated with five commonly prescribed classes of medicines in England. Find out more in this blog about what this means for patients and what needs to be done.

Health Matters: Preventing STIs

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The latest edition of Health Matters, PHE's professional resource, focuses on the prevention of 5 common sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the public health challenge of antimicrobial resistant STIs, and the commissioning and improvement of sexual health services. This blog provides a summary of the full edition's content.

Making progress on the prevention agenda in mental health

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The Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health marked the first time local and national government agencies came together with organisations across the health and care sector to make prevention a priority for mental health. This blog looks at how it has helped different organisations tackle mental health across the country.

What Londoners need to know about workplace health

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With long working hours and lengthy commutes, workplace health is an important issue for London’s employees and businesses. PHE London’s most recent Employee Health and Wellbeing report outlines some of the major issues in more detail and we explain them in this blog.

Health Profile for England: the health of England today and into the future

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The first update to our Health Profile for England report sets out the most comprehensive picture of the health of the population, as well as future trends, and forecasting what the story might look like in years to come.