Guidance

Contacts: UKHSA 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 the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)’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 an NHS.net email account, please send to phe.nenclhpt@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 cl.hpt@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.

Sending PII and sensitive information Yorkshire and Humber HPT

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

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

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

North East HPT

This team covers:

  • County Durham
  • Northumberland
  • Teesside
  • Tyne and Wear

Contact

North East HPT

UK Health Security Agency
Floor 1
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8QH

Email NEHPU@phe.gov.uk

Telephone 0300 303 8596

Out of hours advice 0191 269 7714

Yorkshire and the Humber HPT

This team covers the areas of:

  • Barnsley
  • Bradford
  • Calderdale
  • Doncaster
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Hull
  • Kirklees
  • Leeds
  • North East Lincolnshire
  • North Lincolnshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • Rotherham
  • Sheffield
  • Wakefield
  • York

Contact

Yorkshire and the Humber HPT

Dr Andrew Furber, Centre Director
Blenheim House
West One
Duncombe Street
Leeds
LS1 4PL

Telephone: 0113 386 0300

Out of hours advice 0151 9091219

Cheshire and Merseyside HPT

This team covers:

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

Contact

Cheshire and Merseyside HPT

UK Health Security Agency North West
Suite 3B
3rd Floor
Cunard Building
Water Street
Liverpool
L3 1DS

Email candmhpu@phe.gov.uk

Telephone 0344 225 0562

Out of hours advice 0151 434 4819

Email for PII phe.candmhpu@nhs.net

Greater Manchester HPT

This team covers:

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

Contact

Greater Manchester HPT

UK Health Security Agency North West
2nd Floor
3 Piccadilly Place
London Road
Manchester
M1 3BN

Email gmanchpu@phe.gov.uk

Telephone 0344 225 0562

Out of hours advice 0151 434 4819

Email for PII phe.gmhpt@nhs.net

Cumbria and Lancashire HPT

This team covers:

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

Contact

Cumbria and Lancashire HPT

UKHSA North West
Lancashire County Council
Pitt Street Reception
County Hall
Preston
PR1 8XB

Email clhpt@phe.gov.uk

Telephone 0344 225 0562

Out of hours 0151 434 4819

Email for PII phe.clhpt@nhs.net

South West HPT

This team covers:

  • Avon
  • Cornwall
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • Gloucestershire
  • Somerset
  • Wiltshire

Contact

South West HPT

UK Health Security Agency
2 Rivergate
Temple Quay
Bristol
BS1 6EH

Follaton House
Plymouth Road
Totnes
Devon
TQ9 5NE

Email swhpt@phe.gov.uk

Telephone 0300 303 8162 (option 1, then option 1)

Out of hours advice 0300 303 8162 (option 1)

Formerly Devon, Cornwall and Somerset HPT

Kent HPT (South East)

This team covers:

  • Kent
  • Medway

Contact

Kent HPT (South East)

UK Health Security Agency
Level 2
Civic Centre
Tannery Lane
Ashford
TN23 1PL

Email ICC.Kent@phe.gov.uk

Telephone 0344 225 3861

Out of hours urgent enquiries 0844 967 0085

Email for PII phe.kenthpt@nhs.net

Surrey and Sussex HPT (South East)

This team covers:

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

Contact

Surrey and Sussex HPT (South East)

UK Health Security Agency
County Hall North
Chart Way
Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 1XA

Email ICC.SurreySussex@phe.gov.uk

Telephone 0344 225 3861

Out of hours urgent enquiries 0844 967 0069

Email for PII phe.sshpu@nhs.net

Thames Valley HPT (South East)

This team covers:

  • Berkshire
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Oxfordshire

Contact

Thames Valley HPT (South East)

UK Health Security Agency
Chilton
Oxon
OX11 0RQ

Email ICC.TVPHEC@phe.gov.uk

Telephone 0344 225 3861

Out of hours urgent enquiries 0844 967 0083

Fax: 0345 279 9881

Email for PII phe.thamesvalley@nhs.net

Hampshire and Isle of Wight HPT (South East)

This team covers:

  • Hampshire
  • Isle of Wight

Contact

Hampshire and Isle of Wight HPT (South East)

UK Health Security Agency
Fareham Borough Council
Civic Offices
Civic Way
Fareham
Hampshire
PO16 7AZ

Email ICC.HIOW@phe.gov.uk

Telephone 0344 225 3861

Out of hours urgent enquiries 0844 967 0082

Email for PII phe.hiow@nhs.net

East Midlands HPT

This team covers:

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

Contact

East Midlands HPT

UK Health Security Agency
Seaton House
City Link
Nottingham
NG2 4LA

Telephone 0344 2254 524 (option 1)

Out of hours advice 0344 2254 524

West Midlands West HPT

This team covers:

  • Herefordshire
  • the Black Country
  • Worcestershire

Contact

West Midlands West HPT

UK Health Security Agency
2nd Floor, Kidderminster Library
Market Street
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY10 1AB

Telephone 0344 225 3560 (option 2)

Out of hours advice 01384 679 031

West Midlands North HPT

This team covers:

  • Shropshire
  • Staffordshire

Contact

West Midlands North HPT

UK Health Security Agency
Stonefield House
St Georges Hospital
Corporation Street
Stafford
ST16 3SR

Telephone 0344 225 3560 (option 2)

Out of hours advice 01384 679 031

West Midlands East HPT

This team covers:

  • Birmingham
  • Coventry
  • Solihull
  • Warwickshire

Contact

West Midlands East HPT

UK Health Security Agency
5 St Philip’s Place
Birmingham
B3 2PW

Telephone 0344 225 3560 (option 2)

Out of hours advice 01384 679 031

East of England HPT

This team covers:

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

Contact

This team operates from 2 offices:

East of England HPT

UK Health Security Agency
Suite 1 First Floor Nexus
Harlow Innovation Park
London Road
Harlow
Essex
CM17 9LX

Email eastofenglandhpt@phe.gov.uk

Telephone 0300 303 8537

Out of hours for health professionals only 01603 481 221

Email for PII phe.eoehpt@nhs.net

East of England HPT (Norfolk)

UK Health Security Agency
The Mildenhall Hub
Sheldrick Way
Mildenhall
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP28 7JX

Email eastofenglandhpt@phe.gov.uk

Telephone 0300 303 8537

Out of hours for health professionals only 01603 481 221

Email for PII phe.eoehpt@nhs.net

North East and North Central London HPT

This team covers London boroughs of:

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

Contact

North East and North Central London HPT

UK Health Security Agency
4th Floor, Wellington House
133-155 Waterloo Road
London
SE1 8UG

Email necl.team@phe.gov.uk

Telephone 020 3837 7084 (option 0, then option 2)

Urgent out of hours advice for health professionals only 0151 434 4319 or 020 3837 7084

Coronavirus Response Cell Telephone: 0300 303 0450 or email: LCRC@phe.gov.uk

Email for PII phe.nenclhpt@nhs.net

North West London HPT

This team covers the London boroughs of:

  • Brent
  • Ealing
  • Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Harrow
  • Hillingdon
  • Hounslow
  • Kensington and Chelsea
  • Westminster

Contact

North West London HPT

UK Health Security Agency
61 Colindale Avenue
London
NW9 5EQ

Email phe.nwl@nhs.net

Telephone 020 3326 1658

Out of hours advice 01895 238 282

Coronavirus Response Cell Telephone: 0300 303 0450 or email: LCRC@phe.gov.uk

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

UK Health Security Agency
Zone C, 3rd Floor
Skipton House
80 London Road
London
SE1 6LH

Email slhpt.oncall@phe.gov.uk

Telephone 0344 326 2052

Out of hours advice 0344 326 2052

Fax 0344 326 7255

Coronavirus Response Cell Telephone: 0300 303 0450 or email: LCRC@phe.gov.uk

Email for PII phe.slhpt@nhs.net

Published 21 July 2015
Last updated 20 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. Amended Yorkshire HPT details.

  2. Updated phone numbers and email addresses for the South East region HPTs.

  3. Updated phone number for South Yorkshire HPT, and phone number options for North East, Cheshire and Merseyside and Greater Manchester HPTs. Added contact details for the London Coronavirus Response Cell to London HPTs.

  4. Updated details for North East and North Central London HPT and North East HPT.

  5. Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire HPT and the South West Centre HPT combined to create the South West Region HPT.

  6. Added London Coronavirus Response Cell contact details.

  7. Updated advice on personal identifiable information.

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

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

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

  11. First published.