Duncan Selbie's Friday message: 11 July 2014

Weekly message from the Chief Executive of Public Health England.



This week, Richard Gleave and I met with our staff at Porton and Colindale, our national science centres for microbiology, surveillance and epidemiology which, subject to Treasury and Ministerial approval, will be moving to Harlow in Essex over a 3-year period from 2018 to 2021. They will form the foundation of an integrated public health science campus bringing together all of our science and research in communicable and non-communicable disease control and prevention.

Change4Life and Disney aim to get the country moving for an additional 100 million minutes over the summer. This partnership is about getting children moving for a minimum of 60 minutes a day, through including a few extra 10 minute bursts of activity. This ’10 Minute Shake Up’ campaign, which will run for 6 weeks from Tuesday, is supported by Disney activity packs.

On Tuesday we published the 2014 Health Profiles which bring together many data sources into one place to provide a snapshot of health and wellbeing in every local authority in England.