Public Health England News

Public Health England News

Latest media releases from Public Health England

New report shows further sugar reduction progress by food industry

Soft Drinks Industry Levy data shows a 28.8% reduction per 100ml in retailer own-brand and manufacturer-branded products.
12 hours 43 min ago

Fastest drop in smoking rates in over a decade as Stoptober launches

The latest data from a national smoking study indicates adult smoking rates fell 2.2% from January to July 2019 - equivalent to 200 fewer smokers every hour.
1 day 21 hours ago

Tens of thousands unaware they have deadly hepatitis C infection

Report estimates that around two-thirds of people living with hepatitis C may not realise they have the virus, with PHE urging those at risk to get tested.
1 week 13 hours ago

Public Health England launches new infectious disease strategy

The new strategy addresses current and future threats to health, including antibiotic resistance and health inequalities.
1 week 2 days ago

Dependence on prescription medicines linked to deprivation

PHE has published the first-ever evidence review of dependence and withdrawal problems associated with 5 commonly prescribed classes of medicines in England.
1 week 3 days ago