St Helens Council’s Public Health team and local GPs are supporting a new campaign which highlights the dangers of taking antibiotics when you don’t need them. Public Health England’s ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ campaign has been introduced to raise awareness to the estimated 5,000 deaths caused every year in England as […]

St Helens GPs and Council support campaign to keep antibiotics ...

Making sex and relationship education (SRE) compulsory in secondary academies and free schools could reduce the thousands of sexually transmitted infections diagnosed in young people later on in life, councils say today. The Local Government Association, which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, says age-appropriate SRE needs […]

Lack of sex education fuelling sexually transmitted infections

Public Health England (PHE) announces an HIV Prevention Innovation Fund for 2016 to 2017 of up to £600,000 for local prevention initiatives. PHE is encouraging voluntary organisations to apply for national funding to support innovative HIV projects across England. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) remains a public health concern despite major advances in treatment. An […]

New funding for local HIV prevention

PHE publishes the second annual ESPAUR report describing the surveillance of antibiotic resistance and antibiotic use in England. A new report from Public Health England (PHE) shows that overall antibiotic resistant infections increased through 2014. Rates of bloodstream infections caused by Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae increased by 15.6% and […]

ESPAUR report reveals continued rise in antibiotic resistant infections

Warrington Borough Council’s public health team is urging residents to pledge their support to help protect antibiotics for future generations by becoming an Antibiotics Guardian. The campaign, part of Antibiotics Awareness Week during 16-20 November, aims to raise awareness of the fight against antibiotic resistance and the repercussions of antibiotic […]

Council urges residents to fight against antibiotic misuse

Public Health England (PHE) welcomes the second report from the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. The new report ‘Turning the tide on a global health crisis: initial steps’ from the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance was commissioned by the Prime Minister in 2014. Tackling antimicrobial resistance is a key priority area for PHE and there […]

PHE leading initiatives on surveillance and the evaluation of antibiotics