Protect the health of the population

Protect the health of the population, by ensuring we have the right policies and capabilities to protect people from a range of health threats such as those associated with pandemic influenza and terrorist attack.  In particular:

  • ensure health protection plans for the Olympics and Paralympics are in place and tested, and operate effectively during the Games
  • develop and maintain a high quality DH emergency response capability, including implementing a new training strategy
  • address the health risks identified in the Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) and contribute to the health and wellbeing element of the cross-government National Adaptation Programme (NAP)
  • maintain and develop national vaccination programmes and respond effectively to the ‘flu’ season
  • improve and promote good sexual health, and reduce teenage pregnancy rates.  Publish the Government’s sexual health policy document and consult on independent abortion counselling.
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