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FPH statement on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the professional organisation for the public health workforce in the UK, the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) has been closely monitoring the global Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Many of our members, from our senior leadership through to our specialist registrars, from across the four nations of the UK and internationally, have been working tirelessly to manage this incident.

FPH President Professor Maggie Rae is in regular contact with the Chief Medical Officers, the four national Public Health Agencies, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the FPH Board and other key stakeholders including colleagues across the four nations of the UK regarding management of COVID-19.

Excellent collaborative working is essential in dealing with this outbreak and FPH thanks our members for their dedication to protecting the public’s health and the effective joined-up working that we have seen.

We commend the work of the Association of Directors of Public Health, the Royal Society for Public Health and other partner agencies. We also thank Directors of Public Health who are providing support to their local populations.

An ever evolving situation, for the latest information and advice regarding COVID-19, please check online via for guidance provided by Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care.

Published 05 March 2020

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