Guidance on management of potential exposure to blood-borne viruses in emergency workers: For occupational health service providers and frontline staff – Public Health England

This document contains recommendations for frontline emergency service workers, on how to prevent and control exposure to common blood-borne viruses (BBVs) such as hepatitis C and HIV.  The document includes: recommended actions in the event of a potential exposure care pathways

Hospital Norovirus Outbreak Reporting System: User guidance Version 1.0, updated October 2019 – Public Health England

This document explains how infection control staff in NHS hospitals can report suspected or confirmed outbreaks of norovirus to Public Health England via the Hospital Norovirus Outbreak Reporting System (HNORS) website. It includes case and outbreak definitions which ensure standardisation

Contained or contagious? The future of infectious disease in ageing societies – International Longevity Centre UK

International Longevity Centre UK report recommending that policymakers across the world to do more to adequately prepare for the growing risk of future pandemics. A number of global developments are currently increasing the likelihood of future outbreaks, including complacency around

PHE infectious diseases strategy 2020 to 2025: addressing urgent threats in the 21st century – Public Health England

This strategy will direct Public Health England’s (PHE’s) planning, resource allocation, development and delivery on infectious diseases between 2020 and 2025. It extends the work of PHE into a new strategic framework based around core functions, strategic priorities and enablers

Multi-drug resistant Shigella sonnei cluster (CTX-M-27) probably associated with MSM: Information for healthcare professionals – Public Health England

This guidance provides additional information for microbiologists regarding susceptibility testing for Shigella spp. It relates to PHE’s investigation of a specific MDR cluster of CTX-M-27 S. sonnei identified in the UK and USA in 2018 (10-SNP cluster CC 152 1.3.197.460.1360.%). It also discusses the limited treatment

Global high consequence infectious disease events: Monthly update: November 2018 – Public Health England

Detailed update on known HCID events around the world for November 2018. HCIDs are characterised by acute infectious illness, ability to spread person-to-person, high case-fatality rate, difficulty in rapid recognition and detection, lack of effective treatments and the need for co-ordination at the national

Infectious disease surveillance and monitoring for animal and human health: summary November 2018 – Public Health England

The Public Health England (PHE) emerging infections and zoonoses section uses an integrated horizon scanning approach which combines information on both human and animal health, to identify and assess outbreaks and incidents of new and emerging infectious diseases, reported nationally