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PHE – Duncan Selbie’s Friday Message 15 December 2017

15th December 2017

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

  • PHE commissioned Metro Dynamics to carry out a review of the inclusive growth opportunities for mayors and they will be working with each mayoral team in the coming months to see where they can complement and add value to the input of local public health teams.
  • launch of PHE’s ‘Protect against STIs’ sexual health campaign, the first national sexual health campaign in eight years.
  • Surveillance is a core function for PHE and ensures that the right information is available at the right time to inform public health policy and practice.  PHE has published their overall approach to surveillance, emphasising its continuing importance across all their work, and describing a framework for how they will develop our surveillance capability, for both infectious and non-communicable diseases.
  • PHE has been given planning permission to create their world class science campus and headquarters in Harlow, Essex. This is a massive public investment in public health science in the UK.