On 22 February 2021, the Government published its ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’ which set out how national coronavirus restrictions would be eased in stages, with reviews taking place on set dates. This blog looks at how easing of restrictions will work and why we must keep following the rules to keep each other safe.
Professor Yvonne Doyle joined PHE in December 2012.
Yvonne Doyle qualified as a doctor and has worked in senior roles in the NHS and Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), and in the academic and independent sectors. Between 2013 to 2019 she provided leadership for health and reduction of inequalities at city-wide level to the population of London and was Statutory Adviser to the Mayor of London.
In 2019 Yvonne was appointed Medical Director and Director of Health Protection for Public Health England.
She has acted as an adviser to the WHO on healthy cities and continues to take a research interest in urban health and the environment. In 2016 Yvonne was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath for services to public health.
Director for Health Protection and Medical Director
The Director for Health Protection and Medical Director is responsible for:
ensuring prevention and control of infectious diseases and environmental hazards
ensuring effective planning and responses to public health emergencies throughout England
leading the global public health functions for PHE
leading PHE’s work on quality and clinical governance (jointly with the Chief Nurse), medical and public health professionalism and performance
professional support for the longer team development of the public health system in England.
There are reasons to be hopeful as we approach February half term. It is good to see the sacrifices of lockdown making a difference, but to ensure infection rates and hospital admissions continue going in the right direction, it remains as important as ever to continue following the rules.
Dr Yvonne Doyle, Medical Director at Public Health England, pays tribute to the hard work of the nation’s Public Health professionals during the pandemic.
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