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Public Health England: Executive agency in U.K. health system
Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care in the United Kingdom that began operating on 1 April 2013. Its formation came as a result of reorganisation of the National Health Service (NHS) in England outlined in the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It took on the role of the Health Protection Agency, the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse and a number of other health bodies.

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Public Health England: "A bad test is worse than no test" [Video]

Public Health England: "A bad test is worse than no test"

Professor Paul Cosford of Public Health England (PHE) has explained the delays in rolling out coronavirus testing across the UK as an issue of accuracy and quality, stating "a bad test is worse than no..

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Public Health England: Increase in road traffic since lockdown [Video]

Public Health England: Increase in road traffic since lockdown

Professor Yvonne Doyle of Public Health England says statistics show an increase in people driving and reiterates the point that people should stay at home. She also says coronavirus numbers in the..

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Simon Stevens says NHS worker coronavirus testing will double on visit to Nightingale Hospital [Video]

Simon Stevens says NHS worker coronavirus testing will double on visit to Nightingale Hospital

NHS England chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has said Covid-19 testing will start to be rolled out across NHS workers this week. The move comes amid confusion about the scale of testing in the UK..

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Coronavirus home test delivery a ‘matter of days’ away [Video]

Coronavirus home test delivery a ‘matter of days’ away

Professor Sharon Peacock, director of the National Infection Service at Public Health England, tells MPs that home-testing of Covid-19 could be reality in the UK within a week. Public Health England..

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Jenrick: Some building sites can stay open [Video]

Jenrick: Some building sites can stay open

Robert Jenrick says that, “if you can work from home then you must do so”, but those that cannot, must work within Public Health England’s guidelines. The housing secretary added that some..

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NHS England ramps up Coronavirus testing [Video]

NHS England ramps up Coronavirus testing

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are undertaking a significant expansion of coronavirus testing, with enhanced labs helping the health service carry out 10,000 tests daily. Across the UK, over..

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Health minister is first MP to be diagnosed with coronavirus [Video]

Health minister is first MP to be diagnosed with coronavirus

Health minister Nadine Dorries has become the first MP to be diagnosed with coronavirus.The Conservative MP confirmed she was self-isolating after testing positive, while officials were working to..

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Matt Hancock confirms fourth UK Covid-19 death [Video]

Matt Hancock confirms fourth UK Covid-19 death

Medical experts and the Government are still attempting to contain the spread of coronavirus as the number of cases in the UK rose to more than 300 and the death toll reached four. As of 9am on Monday,..

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Coronavirus – Will a facemask help? [Video]

Coronavirus – Will a facemask help?

As fears rise over the potential spread of coronavirus an increasing number of people are wearing face masks in public. But are they effective? Public Health England says they are not effective in..

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UK 'likely' to see wider spread of coronavirus [Video]

UK 'likely' to see wider spread of coronavirus

Public Health England says it is likely the UK will see a widespread infection of coronavirus in the coming weeks. Medical Director Paul Cosford insisted everyone had a part to play in helping to..

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Cabinet arrives for emergency meeting on coronavirus [Video]

Cabinet arrives for emergency meeting on coronavirus

Widespread transmission of coronavirus in the UK is "highly likely", Public Health England (PHE) has warned, as the Prime Minister gathers ministers for an emergency Cobra meeting. Professor Paul..

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Coronavirus: PHE confident in capacity to carry out tests [Video]

Coronavirus: PHE confident in capacity to carry out tests

As the number of people being tested for the coronavirus increases, Public Health England are confident that they have the capacity to do “however many tests that they need to”. In the UK, nine..

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'Irresponsible' to reveal names, says Brighton Councillor [Video]

'Irresponsible' to reveal names, says Brighton Councillor

Councillor Nancy Platt of East Brighton ward has emphasised the importance of patient confidentiality in dealing with the new strain of coronavirus, now dubbed COVID-19. She said that Public Health..

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PHE: Four new UK coronavirus cases are not a surprise [Video]

PHE: Four new UK coronavirus cases are not a surprise

Professor Paul Cosford from Public Health England has said that the four new cases of coronavirus in UK “are not a surprise” and shows that the organisation’s contact tracing is working “quite..

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Testing of frontline staff will go from the thousands to hundreds of thousands within the coming weeks, Public Health England's Medical Director Yvonne Doyle said on Wednesday.
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Coronavirus: New funeral guidelines issued on how to handle bodies of Covid-19 victims

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Coronavirus test: UK to make 15-minute at-home kits available within days

15-minute home test kits for coronavirus will be made available to the British public within days, said a Public Health England (PHE) director.
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Coronavirus: MP Alex Chalk self-isolates after Nadine Dorries meeting

MP Alex Chalk said Public Health England advised him to self-isolate after his contact with MP Nadine Dorries.
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Coronavirus: Second Oxford student tests positive

Oxford University has said it will remain open and is taking advice from Public Health England.
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Coronavirus: Pupil at Churston Ferrers school tests positive

Two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Devon, Public Health England has said.
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UK says two of its new coronavirus cases are healthcare workers

Two of the new coronavirus cases in Britain announced on Monday are healthcare workers, Public Health England said.
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UK patient diagnosed with monkeypox

It is believed the patient contracted the infection while visiting Nigeria, Public Health England said.
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Brain illness spread by ticks has reached UK

Public Health England says it has found tick-borne encephalitis virus in ticks in the UK for the first time.
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Hundreds of mumps cases after Nottingham student outbreak

More than 300 cases have now been recorded by Public Health England after dozens of students fell ill.
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Theme park closes water play area after children 'violently sick'

Part of Twinlakes attraction in Leicestershire shut as Public Health England investigates
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UK weather forecast: Britain to be as hot as Rio de Janeiro ahead of Glastonbury weekend

Public Health England issues heat warning as near-record temperatures predicted
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Two more hospital patients die in sandwich listeria outbreak

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Public Health England says there are now nine confirmed cases of listeria linked to the outbreak.
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Listeria outbreak: Three dead after hospital sandwiches contaminated

Three people have died after eating hospital sandwiches contaminated with listeria, Public Health England have said.
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