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:
Cancer conference #NCIN2015
The National Cancer Intelligence Network Cancer Outcomes Conference ran from Monday to Wednesday. Here’s a summary of some of the key discussions and data:
- PHE’s Chief Knowledge Officer John Newton began the week with a blog, explaining why we must all unite against cancer
- Macmillan and PHE released data which highlighted the thousands of people living with common cancers, diagnosed under age 45
- Cancer Research UK and PHE data showed that early diagnosis/specialist assessment is crucial to cancer survival
- New PHE research highlighted that earlier diagnosis of bladder cancer could improve survival rates in women
- PHE’s Jem Rashbass and Sarah Stevens blogged to explain how we’re making it possible for cancer patients to access their own records
- A new report from Cancer52 and PHE presented data on rare and less common cancers
This week we urged travellers to maintain high awareness of the risks of malaria – and how to prevent it – after our latest figures showed a 5.7% increase in imported UK malaria infections.
Adult social care
We’ve rolled out Adult Social Care Profiles nationally for the first time. The resource provides a range of data about people who use or have the potential to use adult social care services at local authority level.
This week we reminded Hajj and Umrah pilgrims of the latest health & travel advice for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We are still seeing cases of MERS in KSA though the the risk of UK residents travelling to the Middle East and contracting the virus remains very low. This week we blogged about MERS and our work to tackle it.
Queen’s Birthday Honours
Congratulations to PHE sexual health/HIV expert Professor Jane Anderson (CBE) and dental consultant Jennifer Godson (MBE) who were recognised in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours.
It was announced this week that a new medal has been created to recognise the work of professionals who helped to stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa.
NHS Health Check
New figures show that 413,651 people received an NHS Health Check in the last quarter.
We were pleased to support NHS Blood and Transplant’s #MissingType campaign during National Blood Week. Over 204,000 new blood donors are needed.