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The week at PHE: online highlights, week beginning 13 July 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 sugar recommendations
On Friday the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) published the first wide ranging look at the relationship between sugar consumption and health outcomes in the UK since the 1990s. Find out more via:

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People with learning disabilities over-prescribed psychiatric drugs
On Tuesday NHS England pledged to take rapid and sustained action to tackle the over-prescribing of psychotropic drugs to people with learning disabilities. To accompany the announcement we published a study which found that people with learning disabilities are regularly prescribed psychiatric drugs without a recorded diagnosis.

Domestic abuse – guidance for faith leaders
Faith leaders are well placed to tackle domestic violence and abuse in their communities. This week we published new recommendations, working in partnership with Faith Action.

Public health community gather to discuss prevention
On Thursday public health professionals from across the country got together to discuss the prevention agenda. Speakers at the Public Health System Stakeholder Forum included its chair @JonathanMcShane and Public Health Minister @JaneEllison.

Being clear on the symptoms of breast cancer
This week we launched a new Be Clear on Cancer campaign, aiming to address low awareness of non-lump breast cancer symptoms in women over 70. @ProfKevinFenton blogged to explain the thinking behind the campaign.

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Cancer Taskforce report
Today the Cancer Taskforce published ‘Achieving world-class cancer outcomes: a strategy for England 2015-2020’. The report sets out recommendations for a new cancer strategy for England.

New PHE reports
This week we published our annual report and accounts and a report on our social marketing work, one year in to our latest strategy.

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