Public Health England

Total 6 Posts

Coronavirus new variant – Genomics researcher answers key questions.

7 min read
All your questions about the new coronavirus variant, answered by a microbial genomics researcher.

Free school meals: The lifelong impact of childhood food poverty.

4 min read
Whether the government likes it or not, the evidence is clear: children not eating a healthy diet will not perform as well at school as those who are well nourished. If children are not given the nutrition they need, there are long-term effects on their health.

Changes to public health bodies must be based on evidence and reflection, not scapegoating.

5 min read
De-funding Public Health England is not the answer. We need to learn lessons from the coronavirus response before making radical decisions.

Coronavirus – What’s the worst that can happen?

6 min read
A brilliant and heartbreaking thread by GP Katie Bramall-Stainer on the truth about the government’s disastrous handling of the coronavirus crisis from a frontline point of view. The government has shown an appalling lack of preparation and a poor management of Covid-19 from the start.

PHE report on Covid-19 deaths – A disappointment to the BAME community.

4 min read
The report failed to acknowledge and provide guidance on BAME health workers who work for the NHS, Ellie Karoubi writes.

Overcentralisation vs self-organising.

4 min read
A must-read thread by Professor Anthony Costello on mistakes in coronavirus response. Why Deloitte was brought in to help. How Public Health England – despite not having enough testing labs – wanted to keep control of the overall testing, forbidding outsiders to do testing until the end of March.
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