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.

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. Controlled drug domestic licences for doctors: how to apply

    Applying for an individual domestic drugs licence to prescribe cocaine, diamorphine and dipipanone for the treatment of addiction. Read more

  3. 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

  4. Tuberculosis reference laboratories

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

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

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