Daily contact testing in schools: statement from PHE and NHS TT about next steps

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PHE privacy information – GOV.UK

Published 20 July 2020 Last updated 15 December 2020 + show all updates 15 December 2020 Added information under 'How we use your information', 'Who we share your information with' and 'Our legal basis to use your information'. 20 July 2020 First published. Source link

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PHE investigating a novel strain of COVID-19

The strain was identified due to Public Health England’s (PHE) proactive and enhanced monitoring following the increase in cases seen in Kent and London. The variant has been named ‘VUI – 202012/01’ (the first Variant Under Investigation in December 2020). As of 13 December, 1,108 cases with this variant have been identified, predominantly in the South and East of England. PHE is working with partners to investigate and plans to share its findings over the next 2 weeks. There is currently no evidence to suggest that the strain has any impact on disease severity, antibody response or vaccine efficacy. High numbers of cases of the variant virus have…

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Cold weather alert issued by PHE

Latest Friday 4 December 2020 With a risk of severe cold weather, icy conditions and heavy snow across parts of the country, Public Health England (PHE) is encouraging people to stay warm and look out for those most at-risk. The Met Office has announced that there is a high chance that the North East of England, North West of England and Yorkshire and the Humber regions will experience cold weather from 9am Friday 4 December to 6pm on Tuesday 8 December. Dr Owen Landeg, Principal Environmental Public Health Scientist at PHE, said: Cold weather isn’t just uncomfortable it can be bad for your health. Heating your home to…

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PHE data release register – GOV.UK

Published 27 February 2019 Last updated 1 December 2020 + show all updates 1 December 2020Added update: April 2017 to September 2020. 13 March 2020Added April 2017 to January 2020 data update. 23 October 2019Updated the PHE data release register. 22 May 2019Updated the PHE data release register. 27 February 2019First published. Source link

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Vitamin D supplementation during winter: PHE and NICE statement

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PHE annual report and accounts: 2019 to 2020

PHE annual report and accounts: 2019 to 2020 Ref: ISBN 978-1-5286-2256-1, PHE gateway number GW-1755, HC 913 2019-20 PDF, 10.1MB, 180 pages Order a copy This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. PHE annual report and accounts: 2019 to 2020 (print-ready PDF) Ref: ISBN 978-1-5286-2256-1, Unique reference: PHE gateway number GW-1755, HC 913 2019-20 PDF, 12MB,…

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PHE data and analysis tools

This resource is in development and will be added to over time, so let us know if you do not find the information you need or if you would like to give feedback. About this resource What it does Public Health England (PHE) provides many high quality data and analysis tools and resources for public health professionals. The PHE data and knowledge gateway provides direct access to these resources. Who it is for The resources help local government and health service professionals make decisions and plans to improve people’s health and reduce inequalities in their area. They can be used by anyone with an interest in understanding the…

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Press release: Oxford University and PHE confirm high-sensitivity of lateral flow tests

Findings from independent evaluation of lateral flow tests published Findings from PHE Porton Down and Oxford University shows newly deployed lateral flow tests are highly reliable, sensitive and accurate in multiple settings Lateral flow tests deployed in Liverpool shown to have over 99.6% specificityExtensive clinical evaluation from Public Health England (PHE) and the University of Oxford show lateral flow tests are accurate and sensitive enough to be used in the community, including for asymptomatic people.Lateral flow tests are rapid turnaround tests that can process COVID-19 samples on site without the need for laboratory equipment, with most generating results in under half an hour.As part of the governments strategy…

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