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PHE – Duncan Selbie’s Friday Message 30 September 2016

30th September 2016

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

  • launch of PHE’s Sugar Reduction Programme with a briefing event for food manufacturers
  • BBC coverage of an initiative launched by a local GP to champion public health and improve health outcomes in his community
  • To mark World Heart Day, a new and improved version of the Heart Age tool, alongside new data showing that four in five (79.2%) people over 30 in England have a heart age older than their chronological age
  • New Tuberculosis (TB) in England 2016 report revealed a year-on-year decline in TB cases over the past four years, down to 5,758 in 2015
  • Academy of Medical Sciences published Improving the health of the public by 2040, calling for a radical upgrade in the UK’s approach to public health research