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. Safeguarding women and girls at risk of FGM

    • Guidance
  2. PHE prompt payment data: 2016 to 2017

    • Transparency data
  3. PHE research: annual review

    • Corporate report

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  1. Mortality: weekly all-cause mortality surveillance

    • Official Statistics
  2. Weekly national flu reports

    • Official Statistics
  3. Norovirus and rotavirus: summary of surveillance

    • Official Statistics

See all statistics

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. Whooping cough (pertussis): immunisation of healthcare workers

    Immunisation of health professionals during whooping cough outbreaks. Read more

  3. HIV surveillance systems

    Public Health England (PHE) uses a number of surveillance systems to collect HIV data. Read more

  4. 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

  5. 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