Tag Archives: England

Covid-19 news: Estimated coronavirus infections have fallen in England

By Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Victoria Jones/PA Wire/PA Images Latest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 5 June Estimated covid-19 infections have fallen in England The estimated number of people who have had covid-19 in England has fallen in May, according to provisional results from a random swab testing survey by the Office… Read More »

Pledge to end smoking in England by 2030

The government is pledging to end smoking in England by 2030 as part of a range of measures to tackle the causes of preventable ill health. Promoting physical activity, developing guidelines on sleep and targeting those at risk of diabetes are also set out as priorities in the green paper. The policy document aims to… Read More »

Sex diseases on the rise in England

Cases of sexually transmitted infections are increasing in England. In 2018, there were 447,694 new diagnoses of STIs, a 5% increase on the 422,147 in 2017. Gonorrhoea increased the most – by 26% to 56,259 cases, the largest number since 1978. There were 7,541 cases of syphilis – a 5% increase on 2017. High-risk groups… Read More »