Public Health England’s role
Public Health England (PHE) are at the forefront of supporting the Governments Coronavirus Covid-19 strategy . PHE’s remit is to “protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities”.
We have seen our amazing colleagues at the heart of shaping the response to this crisis and their efforts, together with others across public services, are inspiring and humbling. PPMA is liaising regularly with colleagues from the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) to ensure we can deliver the most up to date advice and materials.
ADPH and the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) are working with a range of organisations to develop approved materials for use in our organisations.
To support the work of Public Health in reducing Covid-19 transmission and enable self-isolation, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock announced on 10th February legislation. You can read more about the Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 here.
Each of the 4 UK Nations has it’s own national public health agency.
If you need information about Public Health England Regions, Local Centres and Emergency Contacts you can find it here.
If you are in any doubt about any public health related matter, you should talk to your local Director of Public Health. You can find yours here.
Tracking Covid-19 cases
It may be helpful for you to be aware of the situation in your locality. Public Health England is responsible for tracking cases and reports them according to Upper Tier Local Authority and NHS Region. The information is updated daily.
- You can view the information in desktop form here
- You can view the information in mobile device for here.
Public Health colleagues are working on a broad range of strategic issues. For HR & OD professionals, the most relevant and which have maximum impact on our workforces are:
- Social Distancing
- Self Isolation
- Infection control.
Work that is being done on health and wellbeing is included in our Being well, staying well page.
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Disclaimer: PPMA is a membership association for public service HR & OD professionals. We do not attempt to provide scientific analysis or interpretation. Our aim with these pages is to provide the most comprehensive view of available and relevant Co-vid 19 resources for our community. We will keep these materials as up to date as resources permit.