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Refocusing Public Health England

PHE has created a new Health Improvement directorate which will be led by John Newton (previous Chief Knowledge Officer).


The Health Improvement directorate will be made up of the following teams:

  • Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco
  • Diet and Obesity
  • Health Equity and Mental Health
  • Healthy People
  • Screening and Quality Assurance
  • Knowledge and Intelligence
  • National Disease Registration
  • Research, Translation and Innovation

Creating a Health Improvement directorate allows PHE to closer align surveillance, data, evidence and research capability with policy expertise.

Published 10 May 2017