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Public Health England: Executive agency in U.K. health system
Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care in the United Kingdom that began operating on 1 April 2013. Its formation came as a result of reorganisation of the National Health Service (NHS) in England outlined in the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It took on the role of the Health Protection Agency, the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse and a number of other health bodies. It is an executive agency of the DHSC, and a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy.

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Local MP criticises government action in Leicester outbreak [Video]

Local MP criticises government action in Leicester outbreak

The MP for Leicester West, Liz Kendall, has criticised the government's handling of the localised Leicester coronavirus outbreak, claiming they were slow to share data on infection rates with local..

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UK has more to do to understand why virus hits ethnic minorities harder - Hancock [Video]

UK has more to do to understand why virus hits ethnic minorities harder - Hancock

Britain has more work to do to understand why COVID-19 has a disproportionate effect on black and minority ethnic minorities, health minister Matt Hancock said on Tuesday.

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Health Secretary praises BAME healthcare workers [Video]

Health Secretary praises BAME healthcare workers

Health Secretary Matt Hancock praised the role played by BAME medical and care workers following the PHE report on the impact of the virus across different groups. At the Downing Street press..

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Hancock: BAME people at higher risk to coronavirus [Video]

Hancock: BAME people at higher risk to coronavirus

Making a statement in the Commons, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announces the findings of Public Health England's research into disparities in the risks and outcomes of Covid-19. He confirms that..

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Public Health England: Hundreds of thousands exposed to Covid-19 in March [Video]

Public Health England: Hundreds of thousands exposed to Covid-19 in March

Widespread testing and contact tracing was stopped in mid-March due to the “sheer scale of cases in the UK”, a senior Public Health England official has said. Professor Yvonne Doyle, PHE’s..

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Coronavirus: New COVID-19 antibody test is 100% accurate, says Public Health England [Video]

Coronavirus: New COVID-19 antibody test is 100% accurate, says Public Health England

Coronavirus: New COVID-19 antibody test is 100% accurate, says Public Health England

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Government virologists don’t know ‘an elephant from a mouse’ [Video]

Government virologists don’t know ‘an elephant from a mouse’

Professor Richard Tedder of Imperial College London says that he is “not aware that the Government have anybody in their panel of experts who understands virology sufficiently well to know an..

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Coronavirus antibody test potentially ‘real game-changer’ [Video]

Coronavirus antibody test potentially ‘real game-changer’

Health Minister Edward Argar says that a Covid-19 antibody test which has been approved by Public Health England “has the potential to be a real game-changer”. Report by Jonesia. Like us on..

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'Abolish it tomorrow': Boris Johnson urged to axe Public Health England over response to coronavirus crisis

Agency under fire over delays providing data guilty of 'arrogance laced with incompetence', claims ex-Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: Still 36 parts of England where Covid-19 cases increasing, statistics reveal

Public Health England caution against forecasting new lockdown hotspots from weekly figures
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: UK's largest union urges Boris Johnson to 'close the gaps' over health inequalities among BAME groups

Unison asking government to implement all recommendations from Public Health England (PHE) report on disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on minority groups
Independent - Published

UK coronavirus ethnic minority report published

Public Health England has analysed why more people from BAME backgrounds are dying with coronavirus.
BBC News - Published

Government putting MPs' safety at risk with return to parliament next week, Speaker warns

'Based on the latest professional advice from Public Health England, it is clear to me that the House simply cannot conduct divisions safely'
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: Roche antibody test given thumbs-up by Public Health England

Screening to detect past infection previously heralded by PM as a 'game-changer'
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: Number of cases in prisoners may be up to six times higher than thought, report finds

Public Health England report says access to testing for prisoners has been 'limited and variable' and that number of confirmed cases therefore 'does not represent the true burden of infection in the..
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: NHS staff could be forced to reuse PPE, as leaked document shows 'last resort' plans

Public Health England acknowledged 'safe reuse of items' was now under consideration to protect resources
Independent - Published

Testing of frontline staff to reach 100,000s in coming weeks- English medical boss

Testing of frontline staff will go from the thousands to hundreds of thousands within the coming weeks, Public Health England's Medical Director Yvonne Doyle said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: New funeral guidelines issued on how to handle bodies of Covid-19 victims

Public Health England reminds mourners to practice social distancing
Independent - Published

Coronavirus test: UK to make 15-minute at-home kits available within days

15-minute home test kits for coronavirus will be made available to the British public within days, said a Public Health England (PHE) director.
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: MP Alex Chalk self-isolates after Nadine Dorries meeting

MP Alex Chalk said Public Health England advised him to self-isolate after his contact with MP Nadine Dorries.
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus: Second Oxford student tests positive

Oxford University has said it will remain open and is taking advice from Public Health England.
BBC News - Published

Two British Airways baggage handlers test positive for Covid-19 virus, sent home to self-isolate

two british airways baggage handlers test positive for covid-19 virus, sent home to self-isolate
Two British Airways staff have been sent home to self-isolate and recover after contracting coronavirus, Public Health England have confirmed to the airline. It’s the second big hit to the UK’s..
WorldNews - Published

Coronavirus: Pupil at Churston Ferrers school tests positive

Two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Devon, Public Health England has said.
BBC News - Published

UK says two of its new coronavirus cases are healthcare workers

Two of the new coronavirus cases in Britain announced on Monday are healthcare workers, Public Health England said.
Reuters - Published

UK patient diagnosed with monkeypox

It is believed the patient contracted the infection while visiting Nigeria, Public Health England said.
BBC News - Published

Brain illness spread by ticks has reached UK

Public Health England says it has found tick-borne encephalitis virus in ticks in the UK for the first time.
BBC News - Published

Public health expert worries e-cigarette panic is ruining "single biggest public health opportunity" in 120 years

Researchers are working hard to determine the cause of more than 500 reported cases of lung illness affecting e-cigarette users. But even before this outbreak, e-cigarettes divided the medical..
CBS News - Published

Hundreds of mumps cases after Nottingham student outbreak

More than 300 cases have now been recorded by Public Health England after dozens of students fell ill.
BBC News - Published

MMR vaccine: one in seven five-year-olds in England may not be immunised

mmr vaccine: one in seven five-year-olds in england may not be immunised
Public Health England issues warning as UK loses measles-free status and PM pledges action on social media firms One in seven five-year-olds may not be up to date with their MMR immunisation, Public..
WorldNews - Published

Theme park closes water play area after children 'violently sick'

Part of Twinlakes attraction in Leicestershire shut as Public Health England investigates
Independent - Published

UK weather forecast: Britain to be as hot as Rio de Janeiro ahead of Glastonbury weekend

Public Health England issues heat warning as near-record temperatures predicted
Independent - Published

Two more hospital patients die in sandwich listeria outbreak

two more hospital patients die in sandwich listeria outbreak
Public Health England says there are now nine confirmed cases of listeria linked to the outbreak.
BBC News - Published

Listeria outbreak: Three dead after hospital sandwiches contaminated

Three people have died after eating hospital sandwiches contaminated with listeria, Public Health England have said.
Independent - Published