I love my job. For ten years I have worked at Public Health England (PHE) and its predecessor, the Health Protection Agency, responding to major public health emergencies including the ebola outbreak and the Novichok poisoning. There is nothing more …
Prof Paul Cosford is Emeritus Medical Director for Public Health England.
Our Medical Director Professor Paul Cosford gives his views on the Clean Air Strategy and the importance of addressing air pollution - the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK.
Read the latest edition of Health Matters, PHE’s professional resource, to find out more about the sources and health impacts of air pollution, as well as the actions that can be taken to reduce exposure and improve air quality.
With another flu season almost upon us our Medical Director Professor Paul Cosford has answered some key questions about flu and flu vaccination.
How is ethnicity relevant to health and health inequalities In England, the term ‘health inequalities’ is generally understood to mean differences in health status between different population groups that are unfair and avoidable.
An urgent and costly public health problem During the 1950s, smog (a toxic combination of soot and sulphur dioxide) was commonplace in UK cities and a major source of disease. Since the Clean Air Act of 1956, the character of …
You may have seen media coverage in recent days about so called ‘Aussie’ flu. In response to this, our Medical Director Paul Cosford has answered some key questions about flu and flu vaccination. What is ‘Aussie flu’? So called ‘Aussie …
Welcome to the latest edition of PHE’s Health Matters, a resource for local authorities and health professionals, which for this edition focuses on preventing infections and reducing antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
With the first ever National Clean Air Day taking place this week, we're encouraging people to take steps to reduce air pollution. Individually, it might seem that people’s actions will only make a small difference but if we all do our …
It’s very likely by now that you’ll be well aware of Zika virus and the current outbreak in South and Central America, and the Caribbean. Zika virus causes mild or no symptoms in the majority of those infected, but the …
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