What’s new in the November 2018 PHOF update

This is the latest in a series of blogs summarising what we learn each time we update the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF). The PHOF sets out a vision for public health, desired outcomes and the indicators that will help us understand how well public health is being improved and protected. The outcomes reflect a […]

Matt Hancock: My vision for prevention

Prevention is a bigger health topic than many people realise – and it’s about to get bigger. When we think about staying healthy, it’s often within the narrow bandwidth of eating well, exercising regularly and avoiding smoking. These are important issues for us all to address of course, but there’s so much more to it […]

Better health for all: A new vision for prevention

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, has launched his prevention vision; confirming it as one of his key priorities alongside technology and workforce. PHE’s Chief Executive Duncan Selbie discusses why this is a transformative moment for public health. Making prevention everyone’s priority This new prevention vision from the Secretary of […]

Coffee may help your skin stay healthy – Harvard Health Blog

Here’s a medical news story that combines a common habit (drinking coffee) with a common skin condition (rosacea) — and it even has a happy ending. What is rosacea? Rosacea is probably something you’ve seen plenty of times and didn’t know what it was — or perhaps you have it yourself. It’s that pink or […]

Duncan Selbie’s Friday message – 2 November 2018

Dear everyone In 2017, there were around 420,000 diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) made in England, broadly the same number as in the previous year, and one half was diagnosed in young people aged 15 to 24. Last week, PHE launched the third phase of our Protect Against STIs campaign aimed at this age […]