Our second annual convention, #UKHSA2023 introduced collectively a variety of individuals concerned in public well being and well being safety science for speeches, panel discussions and exhibitions. It was a captivating and busy 2 days in Leeds, with representatives becoming a member of from throughout the sector.
In addition to colleagues from throughout UKHSA, devolved administrations, native authorities, the NHS and Administrators of Public Well being; there have been companions in business, authorities, the charity sector and academia.
The themes had been severe, however power and enthusiasm had been a lot in proof. Subjects ranged from pandemic preparedness to the well being results of local weather change, emphasising the significance of vaccination and our collective accountability in addressing well being inequalities.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), was a central theme in lots of conversations all through the convention, and we launched our 10th English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Use and Resistance (ESPAUR) report.
In her opening keynote, our Chief Government Prof. Dame Jenny Harries despatched out an ‘AMR SOS’, calling for renewed focus and motion to handle this potential public well being disaster: ‘we’re preventing one pandemic on the again of one other: we have to name upon ourselves to go additional and sooner than earlier than.’
Many discussions had been had and connections made through the convention, which is able to hopefully inform and enrich our work in public well being over coming months.