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PHE – Duncan Selbie’s Friday Message 11 November 2016

14th November 2016

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

  • update from Sierra Leone where PHE staff are supporting the transition of three Ebola laboratories to a mainstream microbiology service
  • Tesco and Lucozade Ribena Suntory have announced plans to ensure that all their own brand sugary drinks are below the sugar threshold set by the forthcoming government levy
  • PHE and WHO joint conference on prisons and health in Copenhagen
  • Commissioning for Quality and Innovation indicators have been set for the next two years, with four of the 13 indicators focusing on prevention
  • publication of a ‘menu of interventions’, setting out evidenced actions that can improve people’s health, support quality improvement and save money for the NHS and the wider system over five years – they would welcome feedback