Public Health England
Executive agency in UK health system
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Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care in the United Kingdom which began operating on 1 April 2013 to protect and improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. Its formation came as a result of the 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. It was an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care, and a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy.
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Two AstraZeneca jabs give 94% protection against death for over-65s, says PHETwo doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine give an estimated 94% protection against dying with coronavirus in over-65s and 92% for those aged 40 to 64, according to Public Health England (PHE).
UK reported 35,204 cases of Delta variant in a week, Public Health England saysThe UK has reported 35,204 new cases of the Delta COVID variant in the latest week - a 46% increase.
Schools and universities most common places for COVID outbreaks in EnglandSchools and universities are the most common setting for COVID-19 outbreaks, according to the latest report from Public Health England (PHE).
Almost all of UK's COVID cases are Delta variant, says PHEThe Delta variant now accounts for almost all of the UK's coronavirus cases, according to Public Health England.
25 COVID variants being monitored - and without restrictions Delta variant could push R to 7, PHE chief saysThere are 25 coronavirus variants "under monitoring", Public Health England's strategic COVID-19 response director has told MPs.
Delta variant 60% more transmissible than Alpha and more resistant to vaccinesThe Delta (Indian) variant is about 60% more transmissible than the Alpha (Kent) variant and vaccines are less effective against it, Public Health England has said.
Delta variant now makes up 91% of new UK infections - as cases rise 'rapidly'The Delta variant now makes up 91% of new UK coronavirus cases, the health secretary has said, amid a warning from Public Health England that infections are rising "rapidly".
Indian variant cases recorded in UK rise to 3,424There are now 3,424 cases of the Indian variant in the UK, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.
UK's Indian COVID variant cases more than double in a weekCases of the Indian coronavirus variant in the UK have more than doubled in the past week, according to figures from Public Health England (PHE).
India, UK variants equally transmissible, finds studyPublic Health England, the executive agency of the UK department of health, has equated the novel coronavirus sub-lineage, B.1.617.2 of Indian variant or double mutant B.1.617, with the UK strain..
India COVID strain declared 'variant of concern' in EnglandA coronavirus strain first detected in India has been declared a "variant of concern" by Public Health England, amid fears it is spreading more quickly than others.
COVID rates in England continue to fall across most regions and ages - apart from 5 to 9sRates of COVID-19 continued to decrease in England during the last week of April, according to the latest surveillance report from Public Health England (PHE).
Single dose of COVID-19 vaccine can cut transmission by up to half - studyA single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine can cut transmission of the virus by up to half, according to a Public Health England study.
55 new cases of Indian 'double mutation' variant found in UK in latest weekA further 55 cases of the "double mutation" coronavirus variant first detected in India have been discovered in the UK in the week to 21 April, Public Health England said.
Coronavirus vaccines have prevented 10,400 deaths in older adults, Public Health England saysCoronavirus vaccines have prevented 10,400 deaths in people aged 60 and over, according to analysis by Public Health England (PHE).
Greece travel corridor brought in 'a large amount of virus', say UK expertsThe government's decision to allow free travel to and from Greece last summer could have had a significant impact on the spread of the virus, according to a Public Health England study quietly..
New Philippines-linked COVID variant investigated in England after two cases foundPublic Health England is investigating a new COVID variant - first reported in the Philippines - after two cases were found.
Rate of new COVID-19 cases continues to fall in all regions of EnglandThe rate of new COVID-19 cases in every region of England is continuing to fall, according to Public Health England.
Revealed: How ministers are planning to seize control of policy from Public Health EnglandMinisters plan to take more control of public health once Public Health England is disbanded, raising concerns about the growing centralisation of healthcare during the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID restrictions could be in place until all adults are vaccinated, expert warnsCoronavirus restrictions could last until at least all adults have had a coronavirus vaccine, a senior Public Health England official has warned.
COVID antibody data those aged 70-84 show vaccinations are having an impactThe number of people aged 70-84 with COVID-19 antibodies has more than doubled, according to new figures by Public Health England.
'Mixing COVID vaccines is not recommended', health agency warnsPublic Health England (PHE) has said it does not recommend mixing COVID-19 vaccines from different suppliers.
Testing of frontline staff to reach 100,000s in coming weeks- English medical bossTesting 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.
UK says two of its new coronavirus cases are healthcare workersTwo of the new coronavirus cases in Britain announced on Monday are healthcare workers, Public Health England said.