Social media use

Public Health England uses social media to share news and information about our work, and engage with other social media users. We may use social media to distribute news during health emergencies.

As well as our national social media accounts we also maintain a number of Twitter accounts which deal with specialised public health subjects or promote the work of our local centres.

National social media

PHE Twitter

PHE Facebook

PHE LinkedIn

PHE YouTube

PHE Instagram

PHE SlideShare

Public Health Matters blog

Specialist social media

PHE Screening Twitter

PHE screening blog

PHE Children Twitter

PHE Obesity Twitter

PH Outcomes Twitter

Twitter for PHE Centres

Yorkshire and Humber

North East

London

South East

East of England

South West

West Midlands

North West

East Midlands

Posting comments and questions

We welcome your questions, comments and feedback. However, a comment may be deleted and/or will not receive a response, if it contains:

  • personal attacks, bullying or derogatory references to PHE staff and/or departments

  • offensive language about the work of the organisation or its employees

  • hate speech, profanity, obscenity or vulgarity

  • off-topic comments and questions

  • spam or any other comments posted with the intention of marketing products or for other commercial or promotional purposes

  • nudity, pornography, violent or other unacceptable images

  • intellectual property infringement or copyright abuse

  • medically unsafe or scientifically unsound claims or practices

  • vexatious or repeated comments/questions

  • other comments that PHE’s communications team consider to be inappropriate

Comments/replies posted on our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blog or YouTube accounts, which are not posted by PHE, do not necessarily represent our views.

We take care to ensure any information we share – such as a retweet – comes from credible sources. However, we do not necessarily support or endorse all content on any feeds/websites mentioned on our social media channels.

Receiving a response from PHE

Public Health England’s social media channels are generally monitored between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

We prefer to respond to all direct questions asked on social media, by reply using social media, but occasionally we may direct queries to enquiries@phe.gov.uk if they would benefit from a more detailed response.

If you wish to contact us using email rather than social media, please get in touch at enquiries@phe.gov.uk.

For media enquiries, please contact the most relevant PHE press office.

Medical information and assistance

Please don’t disclose personal information about yourself or others on PHE social media pages as these posts may be removed.

For medical advice or information please contact your GP, call NHS 111 or visit the NHS Choices website. Public Health England is unable to provide clinical advice.

Using social media

If you are new to social media, you may find the following help/support pages useful:

Twitter

Facebook

YouTube

LinkedIn