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Eye health: Diabetic Retinal Screening

Max Halford FBDO CL, Clinical Lead for the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, tells us what we need to know about Diabetic Retinal Screening in this eye health focus.
risk assessments for front-line workers

How automation can deliver effective risk assessments for front-line workers

James Duez, CEO of intelligent automation firm, Rainbird, explores how automation can be used for delivering the effective risk assessments that our front-line workers deserve.
vitamin D supplement

New NHS recommendation – UK population needs extra vitamin D

Dr Deborah Lee of Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, highlights the importance of taking a daily vitamin D supplement following the NHS' latest recommendation.
COVID-19 testing, UK

What the UK can learn about vital COVID-19 testing

James Raftery, freelance political analyst and researcher, explores the ongoing realities of COVID-19 testing in the UK.
reducing obesity

Reducing obesity and improving health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Following a report by PHE which reviewed how different factors such as obesity have affected COVID-19 risk and outcomes - Nutritionist Zoe Davies from Action on Sugar and Action on Salt shares insights into their new evidence-based plan.
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Has data protection become another casualty of COVID-19?

Julian Hayes and Andrew Watson of the Data Protection team at BCL Solicitors consider if data protection has become another casualty of COVID-19.

Act now: Improving outcomes in diabetes and foot care

Here, the iDEAL Group discuss the importance of foot care in diabetes and what can be done to improve the outcomes of patients' health.
antibiotic future

Radical change is required to ensure an antibiotic future

Daniel Berman, Head of Global Health, Nesta Challenges, highlights the need for radical change in how innovation is funded and prioritised to ensure an antibiotic future given AMR is still climbing, even though behaviours are changing.
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Tick-borne brain virus detected in the UK

A tick-borne encephalitis brain virus detected in 2 parts of England for the first time has been widely discussed: What's the truth behind the story?
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An estimated 1 in 7 five-year-olds are not immunised against MMR

Parents of primary school starters urged to check immunisation records after Public Health England (PHE) warns that 1 in 7 five-year-olds may not be fully immunised against MMR.
worsening health inequalities, north south health divide

Researchers to investigate worsening health inequalities in the UK

Researchers from the University of York will work with other experts to tackle worsening health inequalities between the North and the rest of England.
homeless community

New approach to engaging rough sleeping and homeless community

Public Health England South West coordinated a multi-intervention day with local healthcare providers, charities and services to provide TB screening for the rough sleeping and homeless community.
tackle childhood obesity

£1.5 million awarded to councils to tackle childhood obesity

Five local councils will be awarded £100,000 a year over a 3-year period to help them tackle childhood obesity and health inequalities.
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PHE calls on all NHS Trusts to prohibit smoking on hospital grounds

Survey finds that more than two-thirds of NHS acute Trusts in England now prohibit smoking on site as part of their journey to becoming smoke-free.
HIV diagnoses

New HIV diagnoses across the UK has fallen

Data published by Public Health England (PHE) has revealed that new HIV diagnoses in the UK have decreased from 5,280 to 4,363
tackle obesity

Public Health England issues new “how to tackle obesity” plan to schools

Public Health England- in partnership with the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH)- has released the briefing for their upcoming ‘how to tackle obesity’ guide for education providers
physical activity

PHE launch new physical activity resource for health professionals

Public Health England, Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine and Sport England have joined forces to release a new physical activity resource for professionals in the healthcare sector.
infectious diseases in africa

The priorities for tackling infectious diseases in Africa

In this interview, public health specialist Dr Wilfred Alexander Chalamira Nkhoma from the World Health Organization (WHO) Office for the Africa Region speaks to us about the priorities for tackling infectious diseases in Africa, with a particular focus on Tuberculosis (TB) and viral hepatitis.
new flu vaccine

New flu vaccine available for those aged 65 and over this winter

Delegates at the Public Health England (PHE) conference heard that a more effective flu vaccine for those aged 65 and over this winter has the potential to prevent deaths and significantly reduce the burden on the NHS
Heart Age Test

Heart Age Test gives early warning of heart attack and stroke

Public Health England (PHE) is calling for adults to take a free, online Heart Age Test, which will provide an immediate estimation of their 'heart age' to help prevent heart attacks and strokes

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