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Public Health England

Public Health England is responsible for:

  • Making the public healthier and reducing differences between the health of different groups by promoting healthier lifestyles, advising government and supporting action by local government, the NHS and the public

  • Protecting the nation from public health hazards

  • Preparing for and responding to public health emergencies

  • Improving the health of the whole population by sharing our information and expertise, and identifying and preparing for future public health challenges

  • Supporting local authorities and the NHS to plan and provide health and social care services such as immunisation and screening programmes, and to develop the public health system and its specialist workforce

  • Researching, collecting and analysing data to improve our understanding of public health challenges, and come up with answers to public health problems

It does this through world-leading science, knowledge and intelligence, advocacy, partnerships and providing specialist public health service


  • Public Health England is an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care, and a distinct organisation with operational autonomy. It provides government, local government, the NHS, Parliament, industry and the public with evidence-based professional, scientific expertise and support.

  • It employs 5,500 staff (full-time equivalent), mostly scientists, researchers and public health professionals.


  • It has 8 local centres, plus an integrated region and centre for London, and 4 regions (north of England, south of England, Midlands and east of England, and London).


  • It works closely with public health professionals in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and internationally.

  • Public Health England was established on 01 April 2013, to bring together public health specialists from more than 70 organisations into a single public health service.


Read about the types of information Public Health England routinely publishes in its Publication scheme.


The Public Health England's Personal Information Charter explains how it treats your personal information. 

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