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22 Jan: Department of Health

Important information for users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have informed the Department of Health that from 1 February 2013, the marketing and use of elemental copper as … Read more »Important information for users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control

22 Jan: Transforming Public Health Bulletin

Transforming Public Health Bulletin issue 15 January 2013

Welcome to the January 2013 edition of the Transforming Public Health Bulletin. In this issue we provide an update on Public Health England, … Read more »Transforming Public Health Bulletin issue 15 January 2013

22 Jan: Transforming Public Health Bulletin

Refresh of web resource for local public health system

A web-based resource ‘from Transition to Transformation’, developed jointly between the LGA and DH, has been updated and extended. It … Read more »Refresh of web resource for local public health system

22 Jan: Transforming Public Health Bulletin

Communications strategy agreed for potential flu pandemic

In December 2012, the Department of Health published a communications strategy to assist in planning its response to a potential flu pandemic. … Read more »Communications strategy agreed for potential flu pandemic

22 Jan: Transforming Public Health Bulletin

Better Healthcare Public Health network

A new website www.betterhealthcarepublichealth.net has been set up to pull together resources for public health professionals interested in better … Read more »Better Healthcare Public Health network

22 Jan: Transforming Public Health Bulletin

Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.’ campaign to help reduce flu infections

The campaign to encourage the public to adopt good respiratory and hand hygiene practices –  ‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.’ – to help stem flu … Read more »Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.’ campaign to help reduce flu infections

22 Jan: Transforming Public Health Bulletin

Smoking health harm New Year campaign

The Department of Health’s new campaign to encourage smokers to quit in the New Year went live on 28 December 2012, and will run until March 2013. … Read more »Smoking health harm New Year campaign

22 Jan: Transforming Public Health Bulletin

Concordat Steering Group – pensions developments

The Concordat Steering Group (CSG) has been focusing on pensions provision post 1 April 2013.  A number of decisions have since been made and … Read more »Concordat Steering Group – pensions developments

22 Jan: Transforming Public Health Bulletin

Be Clear on Cancer – campaigns

Professor Sir Mike Richards, National Cancer Director, has written to colleagues in the NHS to update them on the Be Clear on Cancer awareness … Read more »Be Clear on Cancer – campaigns

22 Jan: Transforming Public Health Bulletin

Immunisation in 2013

Public Health England will bring together the functions of a range of current bodies. Each edition of our monthly bulletin focuses on one of these … Read more »Immunisation in 2013

22 Jan: Public Health Responsibility Deal

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust

Organisation Description: The Walton Centre is a neurosciences hospital providing care in neurology, pain management, neurosurgery, rehabilitation, … Read more »The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust

22 Jan: Transforming Public Health Bulletin

Clinical Excellence Awards

Agreement has been reached for PHE to become an administering body for the Clinical Excellence Awards Scheme, subject to further discussions with the … Read more »Clinical Excellence Awards

22 Jan: Department of Health

Payment by Results update eleven – January 2013

The Department today published the eleventh Payment by Results (PbR) update. The purpose of these updates is to keep colleagues in the NHS and other … Read more »Payment by Results update eleven – January 2013

22 Jan: Public Health Responsibility Deal

Newcastle University Student’s Union

Organisation Description: We are a registered charity that provides representation, support and opportunities for students at Newcastle University. … Read more »Newcastle University Student’s Union

22 Jan: Campaign Resource Centre

Change4Life launches ‘Be Food Smart’ campaign

A new campaign from Change4Life exposing the ‘hidden nasties’ in everyday foods and helping people to be ‘food smart’ has been launched this … Read more »Change4Life launches ‘Be Food Smart’ campaign

22 Jan: Public Health Responsibility Deal

Sugar and calories cut in soft drinks

Public Health Minister Anna Soubry announced today that eight new companies have signed up to the calorie reduction pledge, with leading soft drinks … Read more »Sugar and calories cut in soft drinks

22 Jan: Public Health Responsibility Deal

Norfolk Academies

Organisation Description: A multi-academy trust providing secondary education. Signed up to: H4. Healthier Staff Restaurants Share: Tweet Read more »Norfolk Academies

22 Jan: Public Health Responsibility Deal

City Academy Norwich

Organisation Description: Educational establishment. Signed up to: H4. Healthier Staff Restaurants Share: Tweet Read more »City Academy Norwich

22 Jan: Department of Health

Review of activities for Self Care Week 2012

Following the success of Self Care Week 2012, the Self Care Forum has published a review of activities. It includes a round up of web traffic, … Read more »Review of activities for Self Care Week 2012

22 Jan: Department of Health

Sugar and calories reduced in soft drinks

Leading soft drinks brands Lucozade, Ribena and J20 are among the latest brands to sign up to the Responsibility Deal’s calorie reduction … Read more »Sugar and calories reduced in soft drinks

22 Jan: Media Centre

Sugar and calories cut in soft drinks

Leading soft drinks brands Lucozade and Ribena will reduce the amount of sugar and calories in their products by up to 10 per cent as part of the … Read more »Sugar and calories cut in soft drinks

22 Jan: Policy Research Programme

Policy Research Programme: Call for Applications

The Department of Health Policy Research Programme invites applications in the following 4 areas: Call 1: DH Policy Research Programme – Review … Read more »Policy Research Programme: Call for Applications

21 Jan: Department of Health

BHIVA and EAGA position statement on the use of antiretroviral therapy to reduce HIV transmission: January 2013

EAGA has worked with the British HIV Association (BHIVA) to prepare this position statement to help clinicians and health promoters translate the … Read more »BHIVA and EAGA position statement on the use of antiretroviral therapy to reduce HIV transmission: January 2013

21 Jan: Department of Health

NHS Continuing Healthcare

The National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care was introduced in 2007. It was revised in 2009 as a result of  a … Read more »NHS Continuing Healthcare

21 Jan: Policy Research Programme

Publication of the UK Funders’ TSE Research Strategy Workshop 2011 report

The report from the workshop organised by the UK TSE (Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies) Funders, which includes the DH Policy Research … Read more »Publication of the UK Funders’ TSE Research Strategy Workshop 2011 report

21 Jan: Transparency

Input and impact indicators

The department has today published its impact and input indicators data for December 2012. This summary data will help assess the effects of DH … Read more »Input and impact indicators

21 Jan: Transparency

Statistics on Subject Access Requests for 2012

Number of requests received: 56 Completed within 40 days:  51 Completed beyond 40 days: 5 The Department of Heath is required to supply you with … Read more »Statistics on Subject Access Requests for 2012

21 Jan: Department of Health

Terms of reference of audit and risk committee for 2011-12 published

The latest annual report from the Department of Health Audit and Risk Committee has been published today. The report provides confirmation that the … Read more »Terms of reference of audit and risk committee for 2011-12 published

18 Jan: Modernisation of health and care

Meeting local public health challenges

Duncan Selbie looks at how local public health teams tackle the challenges in different geographies, and how Public Health England will be working … Read more »Meeting local public health challenges

18 Jan: Department of Health

Reference cost guidance

Reference costs are the unit costs to the NHS of providing healthcare to NHS patients. The Department of Health has collected reference costs from … Read more »Reference cost guidance