Find out about the steps we can all take to keep our blood pressure in check and help reduce the burden that high blood pressure places on the NHS and social care.
Reducing preventable deaths
Posts relating to PHE Priority 1: Reducing preventable deaths
Dame Carol Black published her report last week on part two of her independent review of drugs, focusing on drug prevention, treatment and recovery. Here at PHE we are pleased to have supported Dame Carol’s review and welcome its powerful findings.
Many smokers believe that smoking helps to relieve stress, anxiety and low mood, when in fact the opposite is true. This year, for the first time, the national No Smoking Day campaign will focus on the significant benefits of quitting for mental health and wellbeing.
This blog revisits the national CVD ambitions and sets out why, two years on from their publication, work across the health care and public health system which strives to achieve these goals remains vital.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published its annual drug misuse deaths report, which shows that there were 4,115 deaths last year due to drug poisoning. This blog looks at some of the report's main findings and the actions we're taking to prevent future drug-related deaths.
PHE has published the first ever evidence review of dependence and withdrawal problems associated with five commonly prescribed classes of medicines in England. Find out more in this blog about what this means for patients and what needs to be done.
As the latest alcohol and drug treatment statistics are released, we take a look at the main issues that this year’s stats have shown us.
Every suicide is a tragedy. There are few things worse than a person – of whatever age, gender, ethnicity or sexuality - believing there is no hope or help available, and no course of action other than taking their own …
December 1st, World AIDS Day, is a time to reflect and to remember all those whose lives have been lost or blighted by the virus. Once upon a time, only thirty years ago, almost everyone with HIV infection died. Today …
A clean bill of health is something we all value and many of us take positive steps to stay as healthy as we can – perhaps by eating a balanced diet, regularly exercising or stopping smoking. It is no surprise …