This year’s British Science Week theme is “connections” and throughout the week we’re looking at how UKHSA science is carried out in partnership with a wide range of organisations. In this blog Ginny Moore – an expert in applied environmental microbiology research - looks at our work to help hospitals prevent the spread of infections which involves working with hospitals and academic partners.
Throughout British Science Week we are exploring this year’s theme of ‘connections’ by showcasing some of the vital partnerships that underpin UKHSA’s work. In this blog we look at our partnerships with academia through the National Institute for Health and Care (NIHR) Health Protection Research Units (HPRUs).
This year’s British Science Week theme is “connections” and throughout the week we’re looking at how UKHSA science is carried out in partnership with a wide range of organisations. In this blog UKHSA’s Donna Lecky and Brieze Read discuss partnering with schools through our e-Bug programme which educates young people on infection, prevention and control and how to prevent antimicrobial resistance.
This year’s British Science Week theme is “connections” and throughout the week we’re highlighting how UKHSA science is carried out in partnership with a wide range of organisations. In this blog UKHSA Chief Scientific Officer Isabel Oliver looks at how these partnerships can benefit both health and society.
The start of each year is a time where we recall the previous year and anticipate the year ahead, and there’s much to reflect on.
For climate scientists, there’s no doubt that 2022 was remarkable.
Our scientists study the health effects of climate change, provide early warning and response to extreme weather events, quantify the health impacts of air pollution and monitor the risks posed by changes in the distribution of vector-borne disease or disruptions within the food system.
Thunderstorm asthma: As spring blossoms and we approach the season for these events, in this blog we take a look at the interplay between the weather and our health and how we can use our scientific surveillance systems to inform future public health responses.
In this blog we focus on the activities of our Medical Entomology and Zoonoses Ecology (MEZE) team. That’s our scientists responsible for assessing the emerging risk posed by arthropods (in the UK’s case, primarily ticks and mosquitoes), that can carry and transmit the bacteria, viruses and parasites that cause disease.
The scientific capabilities and technologies at our health security laboratories, including those in our science campuses at Porton Down, Chilton and Colindale and our regional labs co-located with the NHS, are at the core of our mission to protect people from all health hazards.
Disease surveillance is one of UKHSA’s most essential functions. We ensure that we gather the right information at the right time – and present this information clearly and accurately to inform public health decisions in response to emerging or ongoing threats of disease.