Public Health England


Baroness Dido Harding appointed as interim chief of new National Institute for Health Protection

Matt Hancock has announced that that Public Health England is to be replaced with a new ‘German-style’ pandemic response agency, called the National Institute for Health Protection (NIHP). Read More

Coronavirus: ‘Safety is going to help the recovery of the aviation sector’

SHP talks to Amanda Owen, Safety, Health and Wellbeing Director at Heathrow Airport to learn about some of the practical and innovative solutions being implemented to eliminate and reduce risks, and to ensure passengers feel confident to fly again when the current coronavirus controls are lifted. Read More

Legionella: Where low occupancy poses water-borne risks

As the ‘new normal’ settles in, and questions are asked about when we might return to work, organisations are advised to shift their focus from fire-fighting to business continuity planning and developing a strategy for the re-start of operations. This will ensure organisations are best placed to tackle current concerns, as well as to respond when the Government restrictions are lifted. Read More

Coronavirus: A joint statement from HSE, the TUC and the CBI

A statement has been issued by the Health and Safety Executive, the TUC and the CBI, intended to clarify questions and concerns that many workers, union reps and employers have about safe working – especially for those continuing to work away from home. Read More

Performing health/medical surveillance: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The HSE has issued guidance for occupational health providers, appointed doctors and employers. In the light of advice from Public Health England on COVID-19, HSE has set out in the guidance, what it describes as a proportionate and flexible approach to enable health/medical surveillance to continue. Read More

Monitoring and measuring radon exposure in the workplace

David Gilmour, Business Manager for the Environment and Safety team at SOCOTEC, explains the importance of radon exposure in the workplace, and takes us through the process of monitoring and assessing levels and their impact on staff and visitors. Read More

World Mental Health Day: Prevention is the best cure

British Safety Council has urged employers to safeguard employee mental health and invest in workplace wellbeing. Read More

The Silent Epidemic: Mental health in the construction industry

'The risk of suicide among low-skilled male labourers, particularly those working in construction roles, is three times higher than the male national average.' After rolling out its new strategy, Selwood Housing saw a 95% reduction in work-related stress-related absences and a 73% reduction in personal stress-related absences, over a one-year period Read More

Compassionate leadership at Public Health England

“The biggest regret in my career wasn’t failing to meet a financial target but in fact exceeding it, at the Read More

Hand hygiene – the first step in tackling antimicrobial resistance

Why hand hygiene is the first crucial step in preventing AMR and why serious action needs to be taken now to protect the future of the NHS. Read More



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