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Measles outbreaks confirmed in Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham

Measles outbreaks confirmed in Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham

Public Health England (PHE) issues advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed in 3 areas of England.

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Cold weather alerts and health warnings issued

Cold weather alerts and health warnings issued

Public Health England issues cold weather alerts and health warnings following the arrival of colder weather in some parts of England.

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Review finds PHE a ‘public health agency that rivals any in the world’

Review finds PHE a ‘public health agency that rivals any in the world’

Public Health England received some positive feedback from an international review of its processes, along with recommendations for future work.

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PHE announces areas for IPS alcohol and drug dependency trial

PHE announces areas for IPS alcohol and drug dependency trial

Seven areas to take part in individual placement and support (IPS) trial for drugs or alcohol dependency in community treatment services.

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Norovirus: all you need to know to prepare

Norovirus: all you need to know to prepare

As winter approaches, Public Health England (PHE) issues advice on how to avoid getting norovirus and what to do if you become unwell.

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Increase in cases of Legionnaires' disease in Palmanova, Mallorca

Increase in cases of Legionnaires' disease in Palmanova, Mallorca

Recent rise recorded in number of cases of Legionnaires' disease in people who have travelled to Palmanova, in Mallorca, Spain.

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New return on investment tool on musculoskeletal conditions

New return on investment tool on musculoskeletal conditions

Health commissioners can create a localised value for money assessment of 7 approaches to prevent common musculoskeletal conditions.

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New £15 million programme to help train one million in mental health first aid

New £15 million programme to help train one million in mental health first aid

The programme will train a million people in basic mental health 'first aid' skills.

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PHE experts to aid recovery on storm hit British overseas territories

PHE experts to aid recovery on storm hit British overseas territories

Public Health England (PHE) staff to support health protection work and aid recovery efforts in UK Overseas Territories in the Caribbean.

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New approach to preventing heart attacks and strokes

New approach to preventing heart attacks and strokes

NHS launches new drive to save thousands of people from heart attacks and strokes.

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£5 million investment for new obesity policy research unit

£5 million investment for new obesity policy research unit

The new unit will look at the causes of childhood obesity and support delivery of the childhood obesity plan.

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Norovirus associated with the World Athletics Championships

Norovirus associated with the World Athletics Championships

Public Health England (PHE) statement about an outbreak of norovirus associated with the World Athletics Championships in London.

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Current global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine

Current global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine

There is currently a global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine which has been caused by problems in the manufacturing process.

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Hexavalent 6 in 1 vaccine to be made available to newborn babies

Hexavalent 6 in 1 vaccine to be made available to newborn babies

The hexavalent vaccine replaces the existing 5-in-1 pentavalent vaccine, which infants are routinely given at 8, 12 and 16 weeks.

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Public Health England encourages hepatitis C testing

Public Health England encourages hepatitis C testing

PHE is urging people to get free testing for hep C as it is believed many are unknowingly living with the condition.

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Join PHE’s live stream to launch our 'Health Profile for England'

Join PHE’s live stream to launch our 'Health Profile for England'

On Thursday 13 July 2017, Public Health England will launch its first ever 'Health Profile for England'.

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Parents urged to remind teenagers to get MenACWY vaccine

Parents urged to remind teenagers to get MenACWY vaccine

PHE is calling for more take up of the MenACWY vaccine in eligible young people, which protects against deadly meningitis and septicaemia.

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Parents urged to remind teenagers to get MenACWY vaccine

Parents urged to remind teenagers to get MenACWY vaccine

PHE is calling for more take up of the MenACWY vaccine in eligible young people, which protects against deadly meningitis and septicaemia.

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Public health advice following the Grenfell Tower fire

Public health advice following the Grenfell Tower fire

Health advice from Public Health England following the Grenfell Tower fire.

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Hepatitis A among gay and bisexual men

Hepatitis A among gay and bisexual men

Men who have sex with men - especially those attending World Pride in Madrid - are advised to take precautions against hepatitis A.

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Heat health warning: 2017

Heat health warning: 2017

Hot weather forecasts for parts of England have prompted warnings to take care from Public Health England (PHE).

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Refocusing Public Health England

Refocusing Public Health England

PHE has created a new Health Improvement directorate which will be led by John Newton (previous Chief Knowledge Officer).

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Vaccination for Meningitis B at University of Surrey

Vaccination for Meningitis B at University of Surrey

Following 3 confirmed cases of meningitis at the University of Surrey, PHE is arranging for full-time undergraduate students to be vaccinated against MenB.

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PHE annual conference 2017: bookings open

PHE annual conference 2017: bookings open

Public Health England's (PHE) annual conference takes place at Warwick University on 12 and 13 September 2017.

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System launched to help tackle harms from new psychoactive substances

System launched to help tackle harms from new psychoactive substances

New online system, Report Illicit Drug Reaction, launched today to improve knowledge of the harmful effects of new psychoactive substances.

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Local public health intelligence online community

Local public health intelligence online community

Keep up to date with local health intelligence, join our community on Knowledge Hub.

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PHE calls for greater high blood pressure awareness

PHE calls for greater high blood pressure awareness

As many as 5.5 million adults in England with undiagnosed high blood pressure are risking heart attack, stroke or even vascular dementia.

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PHE launches new resource to tackle tuberculosis in under served populations

PHE launches new resource to tackle tuberculosis in under served populations

The guidance will help TB Control Boards and local health partners to deliver their programmes to hard to reach communities.

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New advice on reducing health inequalities in the criminal justice system

New advice on reducing health inequalities in the criminal justice system

Local bodies can use new advice to close the shocking health gap between people in the criminal justice system and the wider population.

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Health warnings issued after colder weather arrives

Health warnings issued after colder weather arrives

A level 3 cold weather alert has been issued after colder weather arrived across large parts of England.

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Norovirus: a nasty but common Winter bug

Norovirus: a nasty but common Winter bug

Public Health England (PHE) says recent rise in cases of the winter vomiting seasonal Norovirus is not unexpected.

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First major survey of Britain’s attitudes on obesity published

First major survey of Britain’s attitudes on obesity published

Public Health England commissioned a set of questions on obesity as part of the British Social Attitudes survey to inform its future work.

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Zika virus: data update

Zika virus: data update

PHE has updated the number of cases of Zika infection diagnosed in the UK which includes the first likely UK case of sexual transmission.

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Cold weather health warning

Cold weather health warning

Cold weather forecasts across most of England have prompted warnings to take care from Public Health England (PHE).

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Innovative HIV prevention projects awarded £600,000

Innovative HIV prevention projects awarded £600,000

Public Health England (PHE) awards £600,000 to support 13 innovative voluntary-led HIV prevention projects across England.

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More than 4 million children to be offered flu vaccination

More than 4 million children to be offered flu vaccination

The flu programme is being extended to include children in year 3, helping to protect millions of people most at risk.

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Industry attends PHE briefing on reduction and reformulation

Industry attends PHE briefing on reduction and reformulation

PHE-led programme asks industry to remove 20% of the sugar from food eaten most by children.

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Increase in the number of people dying with dementia

Increase in the number of people dying with dementia

The proportion of people dying with a recorded dementia diagnosis has more than doubled since 2001.

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New TB report shows continuing decline in cases in England

New TB report shows continuing decline in cases in England

New 2015 data shows evidence of positive start to the early implementation of the TB Strategy with cases down by a third since 2011 peak.

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Launch of the Children’s Oral Health Improvement Programme Board

Launch of the Children’s Oral Health Improvement Programme Board

A new programme board aims to make sure every child grows up free from tooth decay as part of having the best start in life.

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New findings on post chemotherapy deaths using world first PHE cancer data

New findings on post chemotherapy deaths using world first PHE cancer data

The first major report using world-first systemic anticancer treatment (SACT) data has been published by Lancet Oncology today (30 August 2016).

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Cyclospora outbreak linked to Mexico

Cyclospora outbreak linked to Mexico

Investigations are ongoing after an increase in cases of food and water bug, Cyclospora, associated with travellers returning from Mexico.

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Heat health warning

Heat health warning

Hot weather forecasts for parts of England have prompted warnings to take care from Public Health England (PHE).

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Measles vaccination advice for young adults

Measles vaccination advice for young adults

Measles cases continue to be confirmed in teenagers and young adults across England.

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Latest travel health advice for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims published

Latest travel health advice for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims published

PHE and NaTHNaC outline health and travel advice for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims.

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