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Fighting cancer with information

We’re at an exciting time for cancer registration information, taking one step towards a single national cancer registration system. In November, the data from the last of our regional cancer registries was brought into the single processing system, Encore, at …

A body of evidence: field epidemiology in PHE

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Field epidemiology, Health Protection, Protecting the country's health

Field epidemiology is one of the mainstays of examining outbreaks of infectious disease.  Public Health England’s field epidemiology service (FES) contributes to investigating anything from the more common food poisoning incidents to the more exotic such as the new MERS-Coronavirus recently identified …

Understanding alcohol-related hospital admissions

Posted by: and , Posted on: - Categories: Chief Knowledge Officer, Reducing the burden of disease

Alcohol is England’s second biggest cause of premature deaths behind tobacco. 34 per cent of men and 28 per cent of women exceeded current consumption guidelines on at least one day in the last week. Public Health England, in partnership …