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PHE – Duncan Selbie’s Friday Message 4 November 2016

4th November 2016

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

  • UK Public Health Rapid Support Team – launched on Tuesday, this specialist team of health experts will be ready to deployto tackle a health crisis anywhere in the world within 48 hours – where speed is key in dealing with public health  emergencies
  • Local Tobacco Control Profiles were updated
  • A number of updates to the Public Health Outcomes Framework
  • Improving Lives: Work, Health and Disability – a green paper that proposes a new plan to halve the disability  employment gap by 2020 including for those with long-term conditions
  • A recent paper published by PHE highlights some of the work of the police collaborating with health to improve outcomes for local people through innovation and collaboration
  • The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health recommends that every local area should have a suicide prevention plan in place by 2017 – and PHE has published guidance on this.