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PHE – Duncan Selbie’s Friday Message 2 December 2016

2nd December 2016

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

  • publication of the PHE alcohol evidence review -which shows people are drinking twice as much as they did 40 years ago and there are more than one million hospital admissions relating to alcohol each year, half of which occur among the most deprived groups
  • call to every NHS Trust in England, asking for their help towards a tobacco-free NHS
  • latest edition of Health Matters on increasing the uptake of HIV testing
  • a poll into the general public’s awareness and perceptions of PHE and various different health issues.  The results show that public recognition of PHE continues to grow, with a 9% increase to 50% compared with 41% in 2015 , and public  confidence in PHE advice has also reached its highest level
  • latest special edition of the Town and Country Planning Association Journal focuses on the influence of built and natural environments on our health