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UKHSA Science Strategy: A vision for how science can secure health and prosperity

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At UKHSA science powers everything we do so I’m delighted to announce the publication of a new science strategy setting out how we will harness the power of our science to secure health and prosperity over the next decade. The strategy highlights how UKHSA’s science can save more lives, secure major public health victories and contribute to the UK as a global science superpower.

Taking a place-based approach to tackling hepatitis in prisons

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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.

Using science to design out healthcare associated infections

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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.

National Institute for Health and Care Research Health Protection Research Units: Where research meets real life

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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).