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PHE – Duncan Selbie’s Friday Message 30 June 2017

30th June 2017

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

  • 10 years of Smokefree legislation in public places
  •  international peer review carried out by the International Association of National Public Health Institutes
  • Last week PHE and the Royal Society for Public Health published Everyday Interactions, a resource to support healthcare professionals measure the impact they are having on improving people’s health
  • PHE’s All Our Health programme supports staff to use every contact between the NHS and the public as an opportunity to encourage healthier lifestyles. This new resource has been developed by frontline staff to enable them to demonstrate how this makes a difference.
  • PHE and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have published guidance to improve air quality across England. Most of the recommendations are for local authorities, focusing on transport, planning and public health.
  • New data on cancer survival from PHE and the Office of National Statistics
  • Breastfeeding Celebration Week. The UK has one of the lowest numbers of babies breastfed at six months in the world, and whilst we have seen a small increase in the numbers of women breastfeeding in England, we know that more babies and mothers would benefit if supported to breastfeed.