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The week at PHE: Online highlights, week beginning 9 November

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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:


PHE Data Week
This week we've been discussing the vital role data plays in public health, as well as highlighting PHE's data and data tools, through a series of blogs and social media activity. This included a blog on immunisation data featuring the graphic above. Look back through all the activity on Twitter using the #PHEDataWeek hashtag.

Here's the full list of data blogs published this week:
Immunisation in numbers - 5 fascinating factsBig data, data science and public health > Our data at your fingertips- revisited > Data in action- using data to identify areas for improvement > Big data in action- the story behind routes to diagnosis > An A-Z of Public Health data science > Pulling it all together: A health intelligence network approach to young people's data > Digital and data science working together > Making infographics work for you > Putting patients at the heart of big data > Making sense of data: a challenge and a responsibility

PHE's Mary E Black also wrote two #PHEDataWeek blogs for the BMJ, discussing her love story with data and how data science will change public health.

World Diabetes Day
Yesterday was World Diabetes Day. We published a blog focussing on our efforts to prevent Type 2 diabetes including the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.

Shooting Up 2015 report
The report on infections among people who inject drugs in the UK was released this week, newly updated for 2015. It includes information on HIV and Hepatitis C rates among injecting drug users.

Radon awareness
We've been supporting Radon Awareness Week by sharing messages on social media. See our blog Five facts every home owner should know about radon.

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Keeping our focus on flu
Our new blog on flu and the flu vaccination campaign includes information about the benefits of vaccinating children and the success of the flu vaccine pilot carried out across 2014/15. We are continuing to urge all eligible people to get a flu jab. For eligibility info visit NHS Choices.

Stroke - ActFAST
This week PHE's Kevin Fenton blogged on Huffington Post to explain why, when it comes to stroke, every minute counts.

Antibiotic Guardian
Next week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week and Wednesday 18th is European Antibiotic Awareness Day. We will be supporting both across social media and are continuing to urge health professionals, patients and the public to become Antibiotic Guardians. You can make a pledge and share it online, helping to spread the word and raiseing awareness of antibiotic resistance.

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