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Substance misuse

Patient alert issued over 'unprecedented' opioid overdoses

PHE issues a national alert after an "unprecedented number of overdoses".

18 Aug 2021 , 1 Min Article

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New UK Health Security Agency starts work in April

UKHSA combines the key elements of PHE with the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC), and NHS Test and Trace

25 Mar 2021 , 1 Min Article

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PHE pulls guidance advising against Covid testing in pharmacies

NPA seeking clarification on how new guidance will apply to pharmacies.

04 Feb 2021 , 1 Min Article


STIs rising in England

There were 468,342 diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections in England in 2019, a 5 per cent increase since 2018.

30 Sep 2020 , 1 Min Article