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PHE – Duncan Selbie’s Friday Message 28 October 2016

28th October 2016

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

  • attendance at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) in Shanghai – where Duncan Selbie was elected to the Executive Board of IANPHI
  • decrease in the number of cases of tuberculosis (TB) in England
  • Exercise Cygnus which was a vital exercise to test and ensure our systems across PHE, local government and the NHS are fully prepared for a future pandemic, which PHE took the lead in organising this
  • As part of the childhood obesity plan, the start of the first of food group roundtables with the food and drink industry to discuss targets
  • PHE’s Chief Nurse Directorate has been designated the first Nursing and Midwifery Public Health Collaborating Centre
  • PHE’s National Cancer Registration Service has been shortlisted for the 2016 Civil Service Awards.