PHE launches new infectious disease strategy

17 September 2019

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Public Health England (PHE) has published a new five-year infectious diseases strategy, which aims to address urgent current and future threats to health, including antibiotic resistance and health inequalities.

The new strategy outlines work to combat infectious diseases and sets out the strategic priorities for the five-year period of 2020 to 2025, directing PHE planning, resource allocation, development and delivery on infectious diseases in this timeframe.

The strategy extends the organisation’s work into a new strategic framework based around its core functions, strategic priorities and enablers and supports a renewed focus across the organisation to maintain world-leading services and infectious disease control capability. It draws on learning from past experience and outlines a set of shared priority areas where PHE and its partners can make the greatest impact on the public’s health.

Source: PHE, 11 September 2019