Duncan Selbie's Friday message: 1 November 2013

Weekly message from the Chief Executive of Public Health England.

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Duncan Selbie's Friday message: 1 November 2013

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Our marketing team has won Gold in the Best Media Launch category in the prestigious MediaWeek awards for our Stoptober campaign, launched last year and which we ran again this year, to encourage and support smokers in a push to kick the habit.

This week our chairman, Professor David Heymann, and I were in Singapore where we met the British High Commissioner, the Ministry of Health and their Health Promotion Board to consider how we can further strengthen our collaborative working in South East Asia.

PHE welcomes the new report, Review of Social Determinants and the Health Divide in the WHO European Region, published this week by WHO and the University College London Institute of Health Equity.

And finally, you may have seen yesterday we published our review of the health impact of shale gas extraction emissions by experts at our Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards.

Published 1 November 2013