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The week at PHE: online highlights, week beginning 2 March 2015

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We’re pleased to bring you our round-up highlighting some of PHE’s online activity from the past week. Here’s your chance to catch up on what you might have missed including:

Being vigilant for new tick species
Why would we need to be vigilant for new tick species? Find out more in a new blog which this week explained why we map species across the UK.

No Smoking Day
It’s No Smoking Day this week – the NHS Smokefree campaign has been reminding people to sign up for the One Day Quit tool, offering free and proven support.

Local leadership, new approaches
This week we promoted a new PHE/Local Government Association publication which discusses how local authorities and health teams are working together to improve the health of local communities through prevention and early intervention.

International Women’s Day
For International Women’s Day, we blogged in support of the Department for Work and Pensions ‘Not Just for Boys’ campaign. In the blog we introduce four female scientists whose work pits them against public health threats from flooding or flu to Ebola and anthrax.

Health visiting
If you’re interested in health visiting head over to PHE Director of Nursing Viv Bennett’s blog. You’ll find a wide range of new guest blogs and case studies including thoughts from Andrea Johns, who discussed the value of social media in health visiting.

We issued a new monthly Ebola activity summary this week. The graphic below includes some of the key data:

Meanwhile, the Department of Health have been mythbusting this week, challenging misconceptions about Ebola. Check their Twitter feed @DHgovuk for more.


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