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. UK Nutrient Profiling Model 2018 review

    • Closed consultation
  2. Calorie labelling for food and drink served outside of the home

    • Open consultation
  3. UK SMI TP 29: porphyrin synthesis (ALA) test

    • Closed consultation

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  1. Candidaemia: annual data from voluntary surveillance

    • Research and analysis
  2. Environmental monitoring following the Grenfell Tower fire

    • Research and analysis
  3. Remote health advice: weekly bulletins for 2018

    • Research and analysis

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Detailed guides

  1. 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

  2. Submit a referee sample to the Government Chemist

    Guidance for local authorities, port health authorities and food traders on how to submit a sample for referee analysis. Read more

  3. Submit a supplementary expert opinion sample

    Guidance for food traders on how to submit a sample to the Government Chemist for supplementary expert opinion. Read more

  4. Immunisation and diagnosis unit (IDU): diagnostic and reference services

    IDU provides diagnostic and reference services for measles, mumps, rubella, polyomavirus (BK and JC), parvovirus B19 (B19V), varicella-zoster virus (VZV), HHV6 and HHV7. Read more

  5. Serological development unit (SDU): services

    SDU provides advice on serological assay development. Read more