Care home residents can now be visited indoors by a single, named individual. This blog sets out how visiting in care homes is being enabled through use of testing, the right use of PPE and other infection prevention and control (IPC) measures.
Dr Éamonn O’Moore graduated in medicine from University College Dublin in 1991. He was appointed Director for Health & Justice in the newly formed Public Health England (PHE) in May 2013. He was appointed Director of the UK Collaborating Centre for the WHO Health in Prisons Programme (European Region) in July 2013. He had worked previously as with the Health Protection Agency as Director of Thames Valley Health Protection Unit (2008-2013) and as a public health consultant with Offender Health in the Department of Health (2005-2013). He also is a Specialty Doctor in Sexual Health and Lead Clinician the Newbury Saturday Sexual Health Service, part of the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Throughout his career, he has worked to understand and meet the health and social care needs of vulnerable, marginalised or excluded people and communities. His research interests include prison health, migrant health, sexual health, HIV & BBVs, and health inequalities.
Rates of TB in England are continuing to decline, but this isn't happening in all groups. This blog looks at what 'under-served populations' means and how we are engaging with them to tackle TB.
Nelson Mandela Day is celebrated every year in July and this year it marks one hundred years since his birth. The Centenary is an occasion to reflect on his life and legacy, and to follow his call to “make of …
International Women's Day (IWD), which has taken place on March 8 for over a century, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. But, IWD is not only about acknowledging the barriers that women …
It’s been one year since the launch in the House of Lords of “Rebalancing Act”: a resource developed by PHE, Home Office and Revolving Doors Agency, to support a broad range of local, regional and national stakeholders in understanding and …
One of PHE’s roles is to reduce the often large health inequalities that exist between the most deprived and the least deprived groups in England. A group suffering significant health inequalities are people in prisons and other places of detention, …
Monday was World Hepatitis Day, the annual awareness raising day coordinated by the World Hepatitis Alliance. Over 170 organisations who work in the field of viral hepatitis, representing every region of the world are involved, and our own Dr. Helen Harris …
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