What we do

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

Our management

Contact PHE

General enquiries and headquarters

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


We are unable to provide clinical advice to members of the public. Please contact your GP or NHS 111 or visit www.nhs.uk. Only urgent non-clinical enquiries should be made by phone.

If your enquiry relates to coronavirus (COVID-19) please contact wn_coronavirus@phe.gov.uk

Main switchboard
020 7654 8000

Press office

Only for use by journalists and the media

Health protection professional contacts

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


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 www.gov.uk/phe/screening-leaflets.


For advice on using PHE publications.

PHE North of England regional office

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


PHE London regional office

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


PHE South of England regional office

Dr James Mapstone, Acting Regional Director
2 Rivergate
Temple Quay


Midlands and east of England regional office

Dr Rashmi Shukla, regional director
1st Floor
5 St Philip's Place

B3 2PW

Business development

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

Human resources and recruitment

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 at:

Freedom of information enquiries

Public Information Access Office
Wellington House
133-155 Waterloo Road


Corporate information

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information. Read our policy on Social media use.