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PHE – Duncan Selbie’s Friday Message 17 March 2017

17th March 2017

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

  • Alongside new figures published by the Office for National Statistics today showing suicide prevalence in England by occupation, PHE has developed a new guide for employers on suicide prevention in partnership with the Samaritans and Business in the Community, published today, to be used in conjunction with the PHE-BITC Mental Health Toolkit for Employers
  • Publication of the first update on the Everybody Active, Every Day national framework for increasing physical activity
  • Publication of PHE’s Hepatitis C in England 2017 report
  • Advisory board for the #I will campaign, which aims to make social action part of life for all young people by 2020
  • The four Health Protection Research Units (HPRUs) based at Imperial College showcased their progress and achievements
  • The Respiratory HPRU team has been awarded a Medical Research Council grant to conduct phase 1 studies in humans of new interventions for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
  • A thank you to PHE’s scientists who have been offering interactive workshops to primary and secondary schools in Harlow this week, encouraging children to think about science as a future career as part of British Science Week.