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A thank you to the nation’s Public Health professionals

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Chester, UK: Jun 14, 2020: A general street scene of Chester City centre showing some traffic & pedestrian restrictions which have been put in place to allow social distancing due to Covid-19 pandemic

Dear colleagues,

This week is a year since we detected the first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK and so a fitting time to thank everyone on behalf of Public Health England. The past year has certainly been the most challenging period we have ever faced in many decades. This novel virus has affected communities across the country, leaving no one untouched. We have had to radically change the way we work, in constantly changing circumstances under intense scrutiny and pressure.

I want to thank you, my colleagues across the public health system, for your professionalism, hard work and dedication to the communities you serve. Your commitment to solving some of the most difficult challenges we have ever known is inspirational.

We have worked together and learnt from each other showing the strength of our relationship, something I want us to build on as we move to the next phase of the public health system in England.

We have a duty to help keep the public safe and I am immensely proud of all that we have achieved together. I will be working with you to develop a truly integrated approach to the new public health system, using the experience and learning from this pandemic to date.

In time the pressures will ease, and we will all look back at this period with humility but also with a deep sense of our commitment to the public’s health. Thank you again for everything you have done.

Dr Yvonne Doyle, Medical Director at Public Health England

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  1. Comment by Lilian Sarumi posted on

    Well said it’s interesting to know what is happening and how well to manage the pandemic to assist the welfare of the nation at large.
    Good job done to all in the care sector all over the country and the world at large.

  2. Comment by Susan Kemble posted on

    Thank you all for your hard work and dedication ??

  3. Comment by diane hind posted on

    to all staff on ward ten at arrowe park hospital for working long hours and going above and beyond the call of duty. God Bless you all now powers that be give these nurses a decent pay rise, because they bloody deserve it.

  4. Comment by Kirsty Robson posted on

    Public health colleagues in South Gloucestershire have been a phenomenal support to schools.

  5. Comment by Sharn Badderstock posted on

    Amazing people doing amazing work, the country owes them everything

  6. Comment by Aarron Shaw posted on

    How about a thank you with a pay rise.

  7. Comment by Beverley dykes posted on

    Well done to all the nursing staff and drs and everyone that been there for each other

  8. Comment by una lowe posted on

    Its a big THANKYOU to ALL the workers in Public Health Yes its been hard but we ALL have to do what we can to help. AT THE END OF THE DAY WE NEED TO REMEMBER WE don't LIVE IN THIS WORLD ALONE THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN OR THE LANUAGE WE TALK DOESNT MATTER were all human and MUST pull together From a 70yr old Mum, Stay safe all.

  9. Comment by Barbara Taylor posted on

    As a member of the public I add my gratitude and thanks to everyone working in the NHS. FROM the CHIEF to the lowest paid and undervalued member of staff. God bless you All.

  10. Comment by Rachel Musomba posted on

    True, COVID has not only proved Public Health engagement, but the resillience towards a common goal. We still need to engage more those from minority backgrounds to achieve the broader objective.

  11. Comment by Margaret Watt posted on

    Thank you, so much, for all your hard work. You are much appreciated.