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PHE – Duncan Selbie’s Friday Message 16 December 2016

16th December 2016

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

  • PHE’s support of the federal government of Pakistan and the provincial government of Punjab to develop an integrated disease surveillance and response system
  • the Government’s response to the Health Select Committee’s report of its inquiry into the new public health system post-2013, whether it has achieved its aims, and where further improvements might benecessary. They made 23 recommendations covering every aspect of the new system including the role of local government, the NHS, cross-government and PHE itself
  • E-cigarettes
  • launch of new PHE campaign in partnership with the UK Sepsis Trust to help parents of children under 5 identify the symptoms of sepsis to help support earlier diagnosis of this potentially life-threatening condition
  • publication of the Health Survey for England – with lots of data