Public Health England News

Public Health England News

Latest media releases from Public Health England

Press release: HPV vaccine reduces cancer-causing infection by 86 per cent

A new study has found that the HPV vaccination has led to major reductions in the number of young women who have the infection, which can cause cervical cancer.
10 hours 1 min ago

News story: Dementia risk now included as part of NHS Health Check

Healthcare professionals in GP surgeries and the community will soon give advice on dementia risk to patients as part of the NHS Health Check.
3 days 1 hour ago

News story: Children consume more than a year’s worth of sugar in 6 months

Children in England are on track to consume around 4,800 cubes of sugar by the end of the year, more than double the maximum recommendation.
4 days 1 hour ago

Press release: New data reveals 420,000 cases of STIs diagnosed in 2017

A PHE report reveals that while overall rates of sexually transmitted infections remained stable in 2017 compared to 2016, there was a 20% increase in syphilis.
1 week 6 days ago

News story: Update to Parliament on breast screening incident

An update on the breast screening incident has today, Monday 4 June 2018, been published in Parliament.
2 weeks 8 hours ago