Public Health England

Latest from Public Health England

  1. E. coli bacteraemia: annual trends in voluntary surveillance
  2. UK alcohol clinical guidelines development begins
  3. Cervical screening: coverage and data

See all latest documents

What Public Health England does

We exist to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities.

PHE is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care.

Read more about what we do


Policy papers and consultations

  1. Healthy ageing: consensus statement
  2. UK SMI B 55: investigation of Helicobacter pylori gastric biopsies
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. PHE prompt payment data: 2019 to 2020
  2. PHE Advisory Board: register of interests
See all transparency and freedom of information releases

Our management

Duncan Selbie
Duncan Selbie
Chief Executive
Professor John Newton
Director of Health Improvement
Professor Yvonne Doyle CB
Director for Health Protection and Medical Director
Richard Gleave
Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer
Professor Sharon Peacock CBE
Director, National Infection Service
Adrian Masters
Director of Strategy
Lee Bailey
Director of Communications
Sheila Mitchell
Director of Marketing
Dr Rashmi Shukla CBE
Regional Director, Midlands and East of England
Dr James Mapstone
Regional Director, South of England
Professor Paul Johnstone
Regional Director, North of England
Professor Paul Plant
Regional Director, London
Donald Shepherd
Interim Finance and Commercial Director
Professor Neil Squires
Director of Global Health
Deborah McKenzie
Chief People Officer
Professor Paul Cosford CB
Emeritus Medical Director

Contact PHE

General enquiries and headquarters

Public information access office
Public Health England
Wellington House
133-155 Waterloo Road
United Kingdom

Main switchboard

020 7654 8000

Health advice for members of the public

111 (NHS 111 service, free from any phone)

Urgent enquiries should be made by phone. We are unable to provide clinical advice to members of the public. Please contact your GP or NHS 111 or visit

Press office

Corporate and health and wellbeing press office

020 7654 8400

Chemicals, radiation and environmental hazards press office

01235 825 405/406

Out of hours

020 8200 4400

Only for use by journalists and the media

Health protection professional contacts

Infectious diseases (including PHE Colindale)

020 8200 4400

Chemicals (PHE Chilton)

01235 831 600


01235 831 600


01235 831 600

Emergency response and preparedness

0330 303 3493

Field epidemiology

0345 504 8668 (Option 4)

Use the contact form link to look up local health protection teams. The national centres listed below provide specialist public health advice for healthcare professionals and are not for the general public to use.

Population screening helpdesk

PHE Screening
Floor 5
Wellington House
133-155 Waterloo Road
United Kingdom

Helpdesk phone number

020 3682 0890

The helpdesk is not for media enquiries and does not have access to screening results. For queries about results, contact your GP or local screening service. Order screening leaflets at


For advice on using PHE publications.

PHE North of England regional office

Professor Paul Johnstone, regional director
Blenheim House
West One
Duncombe Street
United Kingdom


0300 303 8395


0113 386 0306

PHE London regional office

Professor Paul Plant, interim Regional Director
Fleetbank House
2-6 Salisbury Square
United Kingdom

PHE South of England regional office

Dr Jenny Harries, regional director
2 Rivergate
Temple Quay
United Kingdom


03300 245792

Midlands and east of England regional office

Dr Rashmi Shukla, regional director
1st Floor
5 St Philip's Place
B3 2PW
United Kingdom


0121 232 9267

Business development

Business development, PHE Porton

01980 612 223 or 01980 612 768

PHE Porton main switchboard (24 hour)

01980 612 100

Biopharmaceutical manufacture, Porton

01980 619 632

Business development of research and technical microbiology services and innovation, Porton

01980 616 709

Business development of specialist microbiology services, Newcastle

0191 222 3728

Business development for reference microbiology, Colindale

020 8327 6867

Radiation protection services, Chilton

01235 822 783

Health protection services (including emergency preparedness)

01980 612 805

Intellectual property and commercialisation enquiries

01980 612 752

Marketing enquiries

01980 612 725

Culture collections: sales and general enquiries

01980 612 512

For access to our commercial products and services. Business development only. Contact switchboard or local health protection team for health protection advice.

Finance department including and accounts and procurement

Accounts payable

01980 619 986 or email:

Accounts receivable

01980 619 985 or email:


01980 612 820 or 01980 619 985 or email:

Human resources and recruitment


020 7654 8000

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.
  3. Make a new request by contacting us using the details below.

Freedom of information enquiries

Public Information Access Office
Wellington House
133-155 Waterloo Road
United Kingdom

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

  1. Working for PHE
  2. Procurement at PHE
  3. Jobs

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