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Matthew Day

Matt is Consultant in Public Health for Specialised Commissioning at Public Health England (PHE). He is currently vice-chair of the national PHE specialised commissioning network and leads nationally for PHE input into NHS England clinical policy as an advisor for the NHS England Mental Health and Cancer and Blood Programme of Care Boards. Matt trained in public health in Yorkshire and Humber, and in Sydney Australia, where he obtained UK Faculty of Public Health Awards to lead on healthcare public health projects at the New South Wales Ministry of Health And South Eastern Sydney Local Health District. Matt holds honorary academic positions in public health at the universities of Leeds, Sheffield, and Sydney. His academic and professional interests are public health leadership, cancer epidemiology, and major service reconfiguration. He has published in journals including the Lancet and BMJ, and is an editorial board member for the magazine Public Health Today.

Smoking in young people with mental health conditions – what do we know and what can we do?

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In June 2015, we launched our guidance on smoking in secure mental health settings. The guidance summarised the strong evidence base relating to the harms of smoking for adults with mental health conditions and what could be practically implemented to …