Posts about the work of the Health Protection directorate
Established in 1957, the Royal College of GPs Research and Surveillance Centre is one of Europe's oldest general practice sentinel networks. It is an active research and surveillance unit that collects and monitors data from over 2000 practices across England and Wales.
The RCGP collaborates with the University of Oxford, and UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) in the running of the RSC, and in this blog we will explore the importance of surveillance data how it underpins our understanding of our health across the nation.
This blog covers the risk factors for syphilis, its signs and symptoms, and how it can be prevented.
In this blog, Dr Mike Reynolds, Principal Scientist within the Emerging Infections and Zoonoses team, dives into the daily work he and his colleagues do to keep you safe.
This blog post explains what UKHSA’s asymptomatic avian influenza surveillance programme is and how it works.
This blog looks at some of the ways you can prepare for travel and stay safe and well while you are abroad.
Many people who have hepatitis are unaware they have the infection, because the viruses can be symptomless. This means they aren’t getting the treatments they need and are possibly passing the virus on to others without knowing.
One year on from the mpox outbreak, this blog reflects on 7 things we have learned.
Prisons are complex settings in which to deliver healthcare, and people in prisons and under probation service supervision have higher levels of health and social care needs than others in the community.
This is due to multiple overlapping factors such as adverse childhood experiences, a history of poor housing and a lack of engagement with healthcare.
As students start to return to school, it’s important to be aware of the winter illnesses currently circulating and the best ways to protect your child and others. This blog lists 5 things that can help.
Group A streptococcus (GAS) is a common bacteria. However, GAS does cause a number of infections, some mild and some more serious.