Alongside COVID-19 there remain other serious threats that stretch our health and social care services every year. Right now, to ensure we plan for these as well as for the continuing pandemic, our attention is on autumn and winter, ensuring we prepare for the challenges this will bring.
A year ago today we launched SIREN - the world’s biggest real-world study into Covid-19 antibodies. Here are five things that we have learnt from the study so far.
This blog looks at the work happening on COVID-19 to keep schools safe, including testing and how we monitor the data.
An expert interview on finding the UK’s dominant COVID-19 variant and the race to understand its impact.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to communicate information to the general public clearly and through trusted sources has been paramount to saving lives. This blog looks at the Keep London Safe campaign and what
Public Health England has released provisional estimates of life expectancy at birth for 2020. Find out how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on levels of mortality and inequality in England in 2020.
As the prevalence of COVID-19 reduces to low levels in the population, the chance of a false positive result increases – though still remains unlikely. We can mitigate against the risk of false positives by confirming a positive lateral flow test with another test – such as a PCR test. Find out more about the reintroduction of confirmatory PCR testing.
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.
When the PHE COVID-19 Dashboard first started back in March 2020, it was just a map and a few charts reporting four metrics on cases and deaths. One year on, read how the dashboard has evolved into the most important and reliable daily statistical publication in the UK.
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.