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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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Photo of Porton down hospital ward

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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Image of a female scientist using a piece of equipment

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).

Empowering young people with science information that can protect the nation’s health

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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 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.

Science partnerships can secure health and prosperity

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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.  

Making progress on the global mission to develop pandemic-fighting tools within 100 days

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This week the International Pandemic Preparedness (IPP) Secretariat published its 2022 Implementation Report on this “100 Days Mission”, building on a previous report published in 2021.

This is an important moment to reflect on the world’s progress and also re-state the UK’s commitment to this effort which has the potential to save millions of lives as well as protect our economies and public services in the event of a future pandemic.