Public Health England's annual report and accounts has been laid before Parliament today (26 June 2014).
The document summarises Public Health England’s activities and accounts, as well as the progress we have made in our first year of operation, from April 2013 to March 2014.
For the first time, health protection and health improvement have been united in one organisation with the potential to exploit the knowledge and expertise to maximum advantage in addressing the health challenges facing the nation.
Some of our key achievements have included:
- working with the NHS to vaccinate the population against 16 diseases and screen for 26 conditions
- supporting local authorities in commissioning NHS Health Check programmes that gave 1.3 million adults an individual assessment of the risks to their health
- handling more than 9,000 health protection issues, including outbreaks of infection and chemical, radiation and environmental incidents
Our priorities for the coming year are set out in our business plan.