Speech: Reinvigorating our system for international health

In 1832, the London Quarterly Review stated that: We have witnessed the birth of a new pestilence, which in the short space of 14 years has desolated the fairest portions of the globe, and swept off at least 50 million. It has mastered every variety of climate, surmounted every natural barrier, and conquered every people.That was in 1832 and that new pestilence was cholera, which brought devastation across the world.At first, nations turned inwards, and responded alone but after 3 consecutive cholera pandemics in 30 years, accelerated by growing industrialisation, urbanisation and global trade, countries soon realised that infectious diseases could no longer be handled as a domestic…

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Speech: Reinvigorating our system for international health

In 1832, the London Quarterly Review stated that: We have witnessed the birth of a new pestilence, which in the short space of 14 years has desolated the fairest portions of the globe, and swept off at least 50 million. It has mastered every variety of climate, surmounted every natural barrier, and conquered every people.That was in 1832 and that new pestilence was cholera, which brought devastation across the world.At first, nations turned inwards, and responded alone but after 3 consecutive cholera pandemics in 30 years, accelerated by growing industrialisation, urbanisation and global trade, countries soon realised that infectious diseases could no longer be handled as a domestic…

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Speech: Health and Social Care Secretary’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 25 January 2021

Good afternoon and welcome back to Downing Street for todays coronavirus briefing. Im joined by our Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jenny Harries and Dr Susan Hopkins, who is the Chief Medical Advisor to Public Health England and NHS Test and Trace.I want to update you on the latest coronavirus data and the vaccine rollout. In the last week in the UK, we have seen 37,258 cases of coronavirus, on average each day. The NHS is still under intense pressure across all parts of the country with 37,899 people in UK hospitals with COVID-19 and that includes 4,076 on ventilators.Sadly, today 592 more deaths were reported. We must…

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Guidance: Great Britain nutrition and health claims (NHC) register

Department Of Health Details The Great Britain nutrition and health claims (NHC) register sets out all authorised and rejected nutrition and health claims.Only authorised claims in the Great Britain NHC register may be used in Great Britain.The annex to the Great Britain NHC register lists health claims authorised on the basis of proprietary (privately owned) data.The register should be used with the guidance on nutrition and health claims on foods. Published 31 December 2020 Last updated 25 January 2021 +show all updates 25 January 2021 Updated the 'Great Britain nutrition and health claims register' to include a new sheet that lists the nutrition claims on the register. 12…

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Guidance: Digital and data-driven health and care technology

Published 5 September 2018 Last updated 19 January 2021 +show all updates 19 January 2021 Updated the guidance on anonymisation of personal data in Section 6 (data protection). 14 January 2021 Updated the guidance on anonymisation of personal data in Section 6 (data protection). 6 January 2021 The guidance has been updated throughout and the document title has changed. The principles relating to data in the original Code of Conduct for Data-Driven Health and Care Technologies have been grouped under Principles 6 and 7 in this document. Guidance on technical assurance, clinical safety, and regulation has been expanded and now comprise their own chapters. The document has been…

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Health Protection Report volume 15 (2021)

Health Protection Report (HPR) comprises: routine reports on infections (microbiological and epidemiological data and associated commentary) reports from PHE’s Environmental Health Protection Surveillance System a digest of news on infections and other health protection topics For a full listing of the most recently published HPR infection reports, see latest infection reports. Subscribe to weekly email alerts. Contact The HPR editorial team: john.manos@phe.gov.uk Archives Access HPR Volume 14 (2019). Access HPR Volume 13 (2019). Access HPR Volume 12 (2018). Access HPR Volume 11 (2017). Access HPR Volume 10 (2016). Access HPR Volume 9 (2015). Access HPR Volume 8 (2014). Access HPR Volumes 1 to 7 (2007 to 2013). Access…

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Improving oral health: community water fluoridation toolkit

Published 23 March 2016 Last updated 19 January 2021 + show all updates 19 January 2021 Updated toolkit. 18 June 2019 Added link to resources for dental teams and local authorities. 18 June 2019 Updated information on available water fluoridation resources. 23 March 2016 First published. Source link

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Speech: Health and Social Care Secretary’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 18 January 2021

Welcome to Downing Street for todays coronavirus briefing. And Im joined by Professor Steven Powis, the Medical Director of NHS England and by Dr Susan Hopkins, the Chief Medical Adviser to Public Health England and NHS Test and Trace.And I want to bring you up to date with the latest data on the disease and on our vaccine plan in order to combat it.Today, 37,535 positive cases of coronavirus were recorded. The NHS is under significant pressure in all parts of the country.There are 37,475 people in UK hospitals with coronavirus that is the highest that its been throughout the pandemic and someone is admitted to hospital every…

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