It is the disadvantaged poor that have been hardest hit by COVID-19 in the UK, as they have all over the world. In this blog we look at how we can address health inequalities and learnings from the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
John Newton was appointed on 12 October 2012.
- Regional Director of Public Health for NHS South Central
- Honorary Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology at the University of Manchester
- Director of Research and Development in two large NHS teaching hospitals (Southampton and Oxford)
first Director and CEO of UK Biobank
PHE has launched the Health Equity Assessment Tool (HEAT), designed to support professionals across the public health system and wider health economy systematically address health inequalities and equity in their work programmes, services or business planning cycles. Read this blog to find out more about the tool.
Although it might seem straightforward, counting the number of people who have died from COVID-19 related illness is complex. In this blog, Professor John Newton explains why we have taken the approach we have to date and how this will change data moving forward.
Public Health England's Director of Health Improvement shares a personal view on the challenge of tackling obesity, how to make it easier for everyone to make healthy choices, and how the UK can respond to improve health.
This blog, published to coincide with PHE’s latest independent e-cigarette evidence report, looks at some of the most common misconceptions around e-cigarettes and provides the facts.
Ten years on from his original report, Michael Marmot and the Institute of Health Equity have published the 'Marmot review 10 years on' report. In this blog we look at some of the work PHE is doing to reduce health inequalities, including the developing priorities set out in our new 5-year strategy for 2020-2025.
Since mid-September, headlines around the world have warned about an outbreak of serious lung disease across the US, said to be associated with vaping. Read this blog to find out about PHE's advice on e-cigarettes and vaping.
Place-Based Approaches for Reducing Health Inequalities is a new set of resources that aims to reinforce a common understanding of the complex causes of costs of health inequalities, and provide a practical framework and tools for places to reduce health inequalities. Read this blog to find out more.
The Government’s Green Paper, Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s, marks the official launch of PHE’s Predictive Prevention Programme, delivered in partnership with NHSX. In this blog Professor John Newton, PHE’s Director of Health Improvement, explains the programme.
Digital technology can play a crucial role in bringing revolutionary changes to how people are supported to live healthier lives. Find out how predictive prevention will play a major part in this.
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