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PHE – Duncan Selbie’s Friday Message 27 January 2017

27th January 2017

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

  • the Government’s proposal for a modern industrial strategy – relevant to improving the public’s health
  • the launch of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s State of Child Health 2017 report
  • publication of PHE’s comprehensive review of the evidence on the drug misuse treatment system in England
  • publication of PHE co-badged guidance with NICE to advise the NHS and local authorities on changing risk-related behaviours to help tackle antimicrobial resistance
  • teleconference to introduce the latest edition of Health Matters, which this month focuses on combating high blood pressure
  • the retirement of Dr Brian McCloskey, PHE’s director of global health security, who has made a phenomenal contribution throughout his professional life in protecting the public’s health both at home and internationally
  • new PHE Muslim Network aims to promote greater understanding between colleagues, raise awareness of Muslim culture and support PHE’s commitment to be an inclusive and diverse workplace