Category: About Health Care

When we first started the COVID-19 Dashboard back in March 2020, it was just a map and a few charts reporting four metrics on cases and deaths. How that has changed in a year. We are now publishing nearly 200…

On the 4th March this year, the Government announced £100 million of new funding to help support people in achieving a healthier weight. This is a welcome move given the high prevalence of excess weight in England and the burden…

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact across population groups globally, nationally and locally.  The effects of the pandemic have mirrored, and in some cases exacerbated, our entrenched health and social inequalities.  Never has the interdependence between health and…

Updated on 17 May 2021 On 22 February 2021, the Government published its ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’ which set out how national coronavirus restrictions would be eased in stages, with reviews taking place on set dates. We passed the first…

Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus particle isolated from a UK case of the disease Covid-19. Every day, rapid testing is helping us find cases of COVID-19 that we wouldn’t otherwise know about, breaking chains of transmission…

Public Health England has released provisional estimates of life expectancy at birth for 2020 to show the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in England and its regions. Despite their name, these estimates of life expectancy at birth are not in…

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to communicate information to the general public clearly and through trusted sources has been paramount to saving lives. Providing timely information about case rates, local and national restrictions, testing, safety advice and vaccines has…

In late November last year, epidemiologists began noticing some unusual patterns in the spread of COVID-19 in the South East of England. A national lockdown had been in place since the start of the month, yet despite initial drop offs,…

International Nurses Day  takes place every year on the birthdate of Florence Nightingale, the 12th May, providing a platform to celebrate the significant role that nursing colleagues play across the globe. However, this year’s celebration feels different from those that…

In the weeks following the full re-opening of schools, COVID-19 outbreaks linked to school settings and cases among school age cohorts have remained low and broadly reflected what is happening in the wider community. As 9 million pupils across the…