The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is now operational. The creation of UKHSA has meant reimagining the country’s health security defences and how we can keep people safe and save lives. Read more about our work in this blog.
Most COVID-19 restrictions have now been lifted. However, the pandemic is far from over, and it is crucial that we move forward with caution to protect ourselves, each other and especially the most vulnerable in our society.
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.
Alcoholic liver disease has risen sharply in the last year. Our report on alcohol consumption and harm during the COVID-19 pandemic shows an unprecedented increase in alcoholic liver disease deaths. In 2020, 5,608 alcoholic liver deaths were recorded in England, …
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.
In 2018 Public Health England (PHE) asked the public about their experiences with reproductive health issues and over 7,500 women and people with female reproductive needs responded. Many told us of their desire for reproductive health problems to be normalised, …
New estimates on the deaths and hospital admissions caused by smoking are around 15% lower than previously published but what does this tell us about smoking in England?
This week is Breastfeeding Celebration Week, and this year we’re focusing on how partners and the wider family can support new mothers to breastfeed.
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.
Professor Jamie Waterall, Deputy Chief Nurse at PHE, celebrates the critical contribution that the nursing profession has played in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and considers their important leadership role in global efforts to build back better and fairer following the pandemic.