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Giving children and young people the best start in life

Posts relating to PHE Priority 4: Giving children and young people the best start in life

Through health and high water: a young carer’s perspective

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School holidays are upon us, a time for children and young people to enjoy with friends and family, a real opportunity to play, explore and generally chill! Some young people, however, have ongoing responsibilities which may prevent or reduce the …

Encouraging safer sexual behaviour with high quality services

We know that young adults remain the age group most at risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in England. Public Health England’s latest national data show that, in 2013, 15-24 year olds experienced around two thirds of all chlamydia cases …

'Nothing about us without us': why listening to children and young people makes for good public health

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What do young people think are the big public health messages? The best way to find out is to ask them! Listening to children and young people is core to PHE and Department of Health values and both organisations have …

Tackling antibiotic resistance with help from children and young people

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At end of February nurses and midwives from both PHE and the Department of Health ran a week of action linked to NHS Change Day, focusing on health protection and building resilience. We focused on the public health challenges of …

Nursing and the public’s health: in PHE and beyond

Last week saw plenty of conversation about the public health aspect of the Compassion in Practice nursing vision. Viv Bennett and her team were letting nurses and midwives know that they can really make a difference. Here are some highlights.