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Patient alert issued over 'unprecedented' opioid overdoses

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

Reduced activity during lockdown could mean more falls in the elderly

Reduced strength and balancing activity could increase risk of falls in older people by over 6 per cent

Office of Health Promotion takes over from PHE

New body will lead national efforts to tackle obesity, improve mental health and promote physical activity.

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

National stroke campaign “Act F.A.S.T” relaunched

The national stroke campaign “Act F.A.S.T” has been relaunched by Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England and Improvement.

Lung Cancer Symptoms campaign extended

Public Health England (PHE)’s ‘Help Us Help You – Lung Cancer Symptoms’ campaign has been extended and will now run until late May 2021.

Misperceptions causing people to reject vaping says report

Misperceptions around the risks of vaping could be causing people to turn their backs on electronic cigarettes, says PHE.

PHE pulls guidance advising against Covid testing in pharmacies

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

STIs rising in England

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

Stoptober returns for 2020

Stoptober 2020 returns for the ninth year with the aim of encouraging smokers to quit for the month of October and for life.

Public Health England to be scrapped over Covid handling

Health secretary Matt Hancock will soon abolish Public Health England and merge it into a new organisation specifically tasked with handling pandemics. 

PHE launches nationwide campaign to tackle health issues

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a nationwide adult health campaign to help people live healthier lives after Covid-19.

Fitness app nears 1 million downloads during lockdown

Public Health England’s (PHE) Couch to 5k fitness app has reached nearly one million downloads. 

Smokers at greater risk of Covid-19 says Government

Tobacco smokers "generally have an increased risk of contracting respiratory infections such as COVID-19" says the Government.

Covid-19 revamp for 'Every Mind Matters'

PHE is supporting the public's mental health with a new campaign 'Now More Than Ever, Every Mind Matters'.

Masks ordered from wholesalers a Covid cost

All major wholesalers are being restocked with surgical masks - purchases will be recognised as Covid-related

£5 million to expand mental health services

In a drive to help support the public’s mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic, PHE are to provide mental health guidance.

'False fears' prevent smokers using e-cigarettes to quit

Vaping prevalence in England has remained stable since 2014.

Mumps cases reach 10-year high

The rise in cases has been largely driven by outbreaks in universities and colleges.

PHE asks pharmacists to raise coronavirus awareness

Pharmacists are being asked to display new posters from Public Health England with advice about coronavirus. 

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