In 2017 the World Health Organization declared that the UK had eliminated measles. However, that elimination status has not been maintained. In this blog, we take a look at the reasons for the change in the UK’s status, and ongoing efforts to protect the population from measles.
Protecting the country's health
Posts relating to PHE Priority 3: Protecting the country's health
Public Health England has been awarded £5.1 million to create a virtual ‘open access’ centre, which will gather real-time patient data on resistant infections, helping clinicians understand when to use and preserve antibiotics in their treatment. Read the blog to find out more.
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.
This week the Climate Change Act is ten years old. While the public health impacts from a changing climate in the UK may not feel quite so immediate as elsewhere in the world, there is still much to be done if we’re to minimise the damage.
With another flu season almost upon us our Medical Director Professor Paul Cosford has answered some key questions about flu and flu vaccination.
This week is European Immunisation Week (EIW) – a week to celebrate the value of vaccination, an intervention which saves millions of lives across the globe every year.
Over the past few years PHE has been involved in investigating the various threats climate change is likely to have on health in the UK.
Are you a healthcare student? If so, as a future professional or prescriber of medicine we need you to play your own vital role in slowing the rise of antibiotic resistance. Because just like current health professionals and leaders you …
When it comes to fighting antimicrobial resistance (AMR), spreading the message is an important part of tackling the issue and community pharmacists are well placed to help get that message across. We need to make people aware that the over …