Public health is about helping people to stay healthy, and protecting them from threats to their health. The government wants everyone to be able to make healthier choices, regardless of their circumstances, and to minimise the risk and impact of illness.


  1. Collaboration is cure for better global health outcomes

    • News article
  2. Zika virus disease

    • Press release
  3. Citizen Go’s campaign about crisis pregnancy

    • Government response

See all announcements




  1. Mortality: weekly all-cause mortality surveillance

    • Official Statistics
  2. Weekly national flu reports

    • Official Statistics
  3. Medicines: licensing time-based performance measures

    • Official Statistics

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Detailed guides

  1. Gas appliance safety: supplier and manufacturer's obligations

    Find out which gas appliances must comply with the Gas Appliances (Safety) Regulations 1995, exemption and penalties for non-compliance Read more

  2. MMR catchup programme: diagnosis, case management, and advice

    How to confirm a measles diagnosis, manage cases and contacts, control infection, and vaccinate young or partially-covered patients. Read more

  3. Tuberculosis reference laboratories

    Specialist reference laboratory services for mycobacteriology available in the UK. Read more

  4. Whooping cough (pertussis): management of infant contacts of pertussis

    Information for health professionals on management and vaccination of young infants and neonates. Read more

  5. Whooping cough (pertussis): immunisation of healthcare workers

    Immunisation of health professionals during whooping cough outbreaks. Read more