Duncan Selbie's Friday message: 27 June 2014

Weekly message from the Chief Executive of Public Health England.

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Duncan Selbie's Friday message: 27 June 2014

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Yesterday (26 June 2014), the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition published its draft report on ‘Carbohydrates on Health’ and we published our paper, ‘Sugar Reduction: Responding to the Challenge’, which aims to kick start the debate on sugar reduction.

Another milestone, warmly welcomed, is the Government’s announcement yesterday of its consultation on tobacco packaging. In responding, we will build on our original submission to the Chantler review.

A massive effort by local government has seen the NHS Health Check Programme make excellent progress in their first year of being responsible in eventually offering 15 million people in England an assessment of their cardiovascular and other risks, followed by a range of preventive interventions of proven effectiveness.

Published 27 June 2014