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PHE – Duncan Selbie’s Friday Message 10 February 2017

10th February 2017

Short weekly update from the CEO of Public Health England (PHE), including:

  • PHE would welcome comments on their first digital strategy published last Friday.  This sets out how PHE will work across government, with their partners and across PHE to take advantage of the increasing opportunities of digital technology
  • Publication of new data to support local decision making, with updates to the Local Alcohol Profiles and the Local Tobacco Control Profiles for England
  • Several updates to the Public Health Outcomes Framework, including a number of new indicators
  • A visit to Germany’s national public health agency, the Robert Koch Institute
  • A visit to RIVM, the renowned National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands
  • The annual NHS Health Check conference
  • Publication of new training resources to support the NHS in advising people over 65 regarding dementia
  • New research, funded by Cancer Research UK and carried out by UK and US scientists, was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine regarding
  • NHS England has created a short animation for NHS staff, the wider public and patients to help explain how sustainability and transformation plans seek to improve health and care services for local people
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