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The week at PHE: Online highlights, week beginning 22 June 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:

New immunisation programmes
Two new programmes will launch this summer - MenB and MenACWY - which will protect babies and young people against meningitis and septicaemia.

PHE annual conference
We’re taking bookings for our annual conference in September. Keynote speakers include @Jeremy_Hunt, @JaneEllison, CMO Prof Dame Sally Davies and PHE Chief Executive Duncan Selbie.

LGBT health blog
Can Pride marches address health inequalities? This week @ProfKevinFenton & @DrJV75 discussed some of our latest LGBT projects and explained how communities have a vital contribution to make to health and wellbeing.


Online screening information
Public information about national screening programmes, including what’s available through the NHS in England, is now available on the NHS Choices website. Information for professionals is now available on GOV.UK.

End of life care
Our new ‘What We Know Now 2014’ report suggests a growing understanding within the health sector of what is important to people at the end of their lives.

Global health
In September we launched a new five year global health strategy. This week we published a delivery plan setting out our activity to March 2016.

Climate change and health
This week a new Lancet commission asked how we can transform climate change from a threat into a to public health opportunity. For more information on the potential health effects of climate change see our report.

Funding for HIV prevention projects
We’re encouraging voluntary organisations to apply for national funding to enable innovative HIV projects working with high risk groups.

Sexual health figures
Figures published this week show there were 439,243 sexually transmitted infections reported in England in 2014. The impact remains greatest in young people under the age of 25 years and gay men.

sti stats 2014

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