Guidance

Contacts: PHE health protection teams

Health protection teams (HPT) provide specialist public health advice and operational support to NHS, local authorities and other agencies.

What HPTs do

Local HPTs lead Public Health England’s response to all health related incidents. They provide specialist support to prevent and reduce the impact of:

  • infectious diseases
  • chemical and radiation hazards
  • major emergencies

HPTs can help with:

  • local disease surveillance
  • maintaining alert systems
  • investigating and managing health protection incidents and outbreaks
  • implementing and monitoring national action plans for infectious diseases at local level

Use the find your local HPT in England postcode lookup if you’re a health professional needing expert local health protection advice.

Sending personal identifiable information (PII) and sensitive information

Take care when sending PII, and never put PII in the subject line of the email.

Sending PII to South London HPT

Please encrypt any personal identifiable information (PII) you send to slhpt.oncall@phe.gov.uk.

If you are sharing PII from another NHS.net email account, send this to phe.slhpt@nhs.net.

Sending PII to North East and North Central London HPT

Please encrypt any personal identifiable information (PII) sent to necl.team@phe.gov.uk.

If you are sending PII from a NHS.net email account, please send to nencl.hpu@nhs.net.

Sending PII and sensitive information Cheshire and Merseyside HPT

Please encrypt any personal identifiable information (PII) you send to Candmhpu@phe.gov.uk.

If you are sharing PII from another NHS.net email account, send this to PHE.candmhpu@nhs.net.

Contact the office if you do not know how to send emails securely.

Sending PII and sensitive information Cumbria and Lancashire HPT

Please encrypt any personal identifiable information (PII) you send to clhpt@phe.gov.uk.

If you are sharing PII from another NHS.net email account, send this to PHE.clhpt@nhs.net.

Contact the office if you do not know how to send emails securely.

Sending PII and sensitive information Greater Manchester HPT

Please encrypt any personal identifiable information (PII) you send to Gmanchpu@phe.gov.uk.

If you are sharing PII from another NHS.net email account, send this to PHE.gmhpt@nhs.net.

Contact the office if you do not know how to send emails securely.

North East HPT

This team covers:

  • Northumberland
  • Tyne and Wear
  • County Durham
  • Teesside

Contact

North East HPT

Public Health England
Floor 2
Citygate
Gallowgate

Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4WH

West Yorkshire HPT

This team covers:

  • Leeds
  • Bradford
  • Wakefield
  • Calderdale
  • Kirklees

Contact

West Yorkshire HPT

Public Health England
Blenheim House
West One
Duncombe Street

Leeds
LS1 4PL

North Yorkshire and the Humber HPT

This team covers the areas of:

  • York
  • North Yorkshire
  • Hull
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • North Lincolnshire
  • North East Lincolnshire

Contact

North Yorkshire and the Humber HPT

Public Health England
Block 2
The Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA)
Sand Hutton

York
YO41 1LZ

South Yorkshire HPT

This team covers:

  • Sheffield
  • Rotherham
  • Doncaster
  • Barnsley

Contact

South Yorkshire HPT

Public Health England
Vulcan House Steel
6 Millsands
Sheffield
S3 8NH

Cheshire and Merseyside HPT

This team covers:

  • Warrington
  • Halton
  • Cheshire West & Chester
  • Cheshire East
  • Knowsley
  • Sefton
  • St Helens
  • Liverpool
  • Wirral

Contact

Cheshire and Merseyside HPT

Public Health England North West
Suite 3B
3rd Floor
Cunard Building
Water Street

Liverpool
L3 1DS

Greater Manchester HPT

This team covers:

  • Manchester
  • Stockport
  • Tameside
  • Oldham
  • Rochdale
  • Bury
  • Bolton
  • Wigan
  • Salford
  • Trafford

Contact

Greater Manchester HPT

Public Health England North West
2nd Floor
3 Piccadilly Place
London Road

Manchester
M1 3BN

Cumbria and Lancashire HPT

This team covers:

  • Barrow-in-Furness
  • South Lakeland
  • Copeland
  • Allerdale
  • Eden
  • Carlisle
  • West Lancashire
  • Chorley
  • South Riddle
  • Fylde
  • Preston
  • Wyre
  • Lancaster
  • Ribble Valley
  • Pendle
  • Burnley
  • Rossendale
  • Hyndburn
  • Blackpool
  • Blackburn with Darwen

Contact

Cumbria and Lancashire HPT

PHE North West
Lancashire County Council
Pitt Street Reception
County Hall

Preston
PR1 8XB

Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire HPT

This team covers:

  • Avon
  • Gloucestershire
  • Wiltshire

Contact

Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire HPT

Public Health England South West
2 Rivergate
Temple Quay

Bristol
BS1 6EH

South West Centre HPT

This team covers:

  • Devon
  • Cornwall
  • Somerset
  • Dorset

Contact

This team operates from 2 offices:

PHE South West Centre HPT (Devon)

Public Health England
Follaton House
Plymouth Road

Totnes
Devon
TQ9 5NE

Formerly Devon, Cornwall and Somerset HPT

South West Centre HPT (Bristol)

2 Rivergate
Temple Quay

Bristol
BS1 6EH

Kent HPT (South East)

This team covers:

  • Kent
  • Medway

Contact

Kent HPT (South East)

Public Health England
Level 2
Civic Centre
Tannery Lane

Ashford
TN23 1PL

Surrey and Sussex HPT (South East)

This team covers:

  • Brighton and Hove
  • East Sussex
  • West Sussex
  • Surrey

Contact

Surrey and Sussex HPT (South East)

Public Health England
County Hall North
Chart Way

Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 1XA

Thames Valley HPT (South East)

This team covers:

  • Berkshire
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Oxfordshire

Contact

Thames Valley HPT (South East)

Public Health England
Chilton
Oxon
OX11 0RQ

Hampshire and Isle of Wight HPT (South East)

This team covers:

  • Hampshire
  • Isle of Wight

Contact

Hampshire and Isle of Wight HPT (South East)

Public Health England
Fareham Borough Council
Civic Offices
Civic Way

Fareham
Hampshire
PO16 7AZ

East Midlands HPT

This team covers:

  • Derby City
  • Derbyshire County
  • Nottingham City
  • Nottinghamshire County
  • Leicester City
  • Leicestershire County
  • Lincoln
  • Lincolnshire County
  • Rutland
  • Northamptonshire

Contact

East Midlands HPT

Public Health England
Seaton House
City Link

Nottingham
NG2 4LA

West Midlands West HPT

This team covers:

  • Herefordshire
  • Worcestershire
  • the Black Country

Contact

West Midlands West HPT

Public Health England
2nd Floor, Kidderminster Library
Market Street

Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY10 1AB

West Midlands North HPT

This team covers:

  • Shropshire
  • Staffordshire

Contact

West Midlands North HPT

Public Health England
Stonefield House
St Georges Hospital
Corporation Street

Stafford
ST16 3SR

West Midlands East HPT

This team covers:

  • Birmingham
  • Solihull
  • Coventry
  • Warwickshire

Contact

West Midlands East HPT

Public Health England
5 St Philip’s Place
Birmingham
B3 2PW

East of England HPT

This team covers:

  • Hertfordshire
  • Bedfordshire
  • Luton
  • Milton Keynes
  • Basildon
  • Braintree
  • Brentwood
  • Cambridge
  • Castle Point
  • Chelmsford
  • Colchester
  • Epping
  • Harlow
  • Maldon
  • Norfolk
  • Peterborough
  • Rochford
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Suffolk
  • Tendring
  • Thurrock
  • Uttlesford

Contact

This team operates from 2 offices:

PHE East of England HPT

Public Health England
Second Floor
Goodman House
Station Approach
Harlow

Essex
CM20 2ET

PHE East of England HPT (Norfolk)

Public Health England
Council Offices
College Heath Road
Mildenhall
Suffolk

Norfolk
IP28 7EY

North East and North Central London HPT

This team covers London boroughs of:

  • Barnet
  • Barking & Dagenham
  • Camden
  • City
  • Enfield
  • Hackney
  • Haringey
  • Havering
  • Islington
  • Newham
  • Redbridge
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Waltham Forest

Contact

North East and North Central London HPT

Public Health England
Ground Floor, South Wing
Fleetbank House
2-6 Salisbury Square

London
EC4Y 8AE

North West London HPT

This team covers the London boroughs of:

  • Brent
  • Ealing
  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Harrow
  • Hillingdon
  • Hounslow
  • Kennsington & Chelsea
  • Westminster

Contact

North West London HPT

Public Health England
61 Colindale Avenue
London

London
NW9 5EQ

South London HPT

This team covers the London boroughs of:

  • Bexley
  • Bromley
  • Croydon
  • Greenwich
  • Kingston
  • Lambeth
  • Lewisham
  • Merton
  • Richmond
  • Southwark
  • Sutton
  • Wandsworth

Contact

South London HPT

Public Health England
Zone C, 3rd Floor
Skipton House
80 London Road
SE1 6LH

London

Published 21 July 2015
Last updated 31 May 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated advice on personal identifiable information.

  2. Added guidance on sharing personal identifiable information for South London HPT.

  3. Added guidance on sharing personal identifiable information, for North East and North Central London HPT.

  4. Removed Anglia HPT contact details as this is now part of East of England HPT.

  5. First published.