Health

What’s new in the August PHOF update?

  This is the latest in a series of blogs summarising what we learn each time we update the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF). The PHOF sets out a vision for public health, desired outcom...

Drug misuse deaths fall but still remain too high

The ONS has published the latest figures for drug-related deaths in England and Wales, covering all deaths registered in 2017. It reports that there were 3,756 deaths last year due to drug poisonings – ...

Deadly DNP – Public health matters

Many people will have heard warnings about the risks of using the toxic chemical called DNP (full name 2,4-DINITROPHENOL) for body building and weight reduction. Yet despite these warnings the number of...

Duncan Selbie’s Friday message – 31 August 2018

Dear everyone I hope many of you have enjoyed a good and restful summer break. I am delighted to say that we have a new Chair for the PHE Advisory Board, Dame Julia Goodfellow. Dame Julia was previously...