As students are welcomed into the new academic year, we know how important schools and colleges are to their health and wellbeing. Find out more about the actions taken to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in schools and the steps to take if a student tests positive.
New estimates on the deaths and hospital admissions caused by smoking are around 15% lower than previously published but what does this tell us about smoking in England?
This week is Breastfeeding Celebration Week, and this year we’re focusing on how partners and the wider family can support new mothers to breastfeed.
A year ago today we launched SIREN - the world’s biggest real-world study into Covid-19 antibodies. Here are five things that we have learnt from the study so far.
This blog looks at the work happening on COVID-19 to keep schools safe, including testing and how we monitor the data.
Professor Jamie Waterall, Deputy Chief Nurse at PHE, celebrates the critical contribution that the nursing profession has played in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and considers their important leadership role in global efforts to build back better and fairer following the pandemic.
An expert interview on finding the UK’s dominant COVID-19 variant and the race to understand its impact.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to communicate information to the general public clearly and through trusted sources has been paramount to saving lives. This blog looks at the Keep London Safe campaign and what
Public Health England has released provisional estimates of life expectancy at birth for 2020. Find out how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on levels of mortality and inequality in England in 2020.
As the prevalence of COVID-19 reduces to low levels in the population, the chance of a false positive result increases – though still remains unlikely. We can mitigate against the risk of false positives by confirming a positive lateral flow test with another test – such as a PCR test. Find out more about the reintroduction of confirmatory PCR testing.
On 22 February 2021, the Government published its ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’ which set out how national coronavirus restrictions would be eased in stages, with reviews taking place on set dates. This blog looks at how easing of restrictions will work and why we must keep following the rules to keep each other safe.