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.

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

Telephone: 0300 303 8596

Out of Hours for health professionals requiring urgent advice: 0300 303 8596

Email: NEHPU@ukhsa.gov.uk
Email for personal identifiable information (PII): phe.nehpu@nhs.net

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

Blenheim House, West One, Duncombe Street
Leeds
LS1 4PL

Telephone: 0113 386 0300

Out of hours advice: 0151 909 1219

Email: yorkshirehumberhpt@ukhsa.gov.uk
Email for personal identifiable information (PII): phe.yorkshirehumber@nhs.net

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

Telephone: 0344 225 0562

Out of hours advice: 0151 434 4819

Email: candmhpu@ukhsa.gov.uk
Email for personal identifiable information (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
3rd Floor, 3 Piccadilly Place, London Road
Manchester
M1 3BN

Telephone: 0344 225 0562

Out of hours advice: 0151 434 4819

Email: gmanchpu@ukhsa.gov.uk
Email for personal identifiable information (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 Ribble
  • West Lancashire
  • Wyre

Contact

Cumbria and Lancashire HPT

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

Telephone: 0344 225 0562

Out of hours: 0151 434 4819

Email: clhpt@ukhsa.gov.uk
Email for personal identifiable information (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

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

Out of hours advice: 0300 303 8162 (option 1)

Follaton House
Plymouth Road
Totnes
Devon
TQ9 5NE

Email: swhpt@ukhsa.gov.uk
Email for personal identifiable information (PII): phe.swhpt@nhs.net

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

Telephone: 0344 225 3861

Out of hours urgent enquiries: 0844 967 0085

Email: SE.AcuteResponse@ukhsa.gov.uk
Email for personal identifiable information (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

Telephone: 0344 225 3861

Out of hours urgent enquiries: 0844 967 0069

Email: SE.AcuteResponse@ukhsa.gov.uk
Email for personal identifiable information (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

Telephone: 0344 225 3861

Out of hours urgent enquiries: 0844 967 0083

Email: SE.AcuteResponse@ukhsa.gov.uk
Email for personal identifiable information (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

Telephone: 0344 225 3861

Out of hours urgent enquiries: 0844 967 0082

Email: SE.AcuteResponse@ukhsa.gov.uk
Email for personal identifiable information (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

Email: emhpt@ukhsa.gov.uk
Email for personal identifiable information (PII): phe.emhpt@nhs.net

West Midlands HPT

This team covers:

  • Birmingham
  • Coventry
  • Dudley
  • Herefordshire
  • Sandwell
  • Shropshire
  • Solihull
  • Staffordshire
  • Telford and Wrekin
  • Walsall
  • Warwickshire
  • Wolverhampton
  • Worcestershire

Contact

West Midlands HPT

UK Health Security Agency
23 Stephenson Street
Birmingham
B2 4BH

Telephone: 0344 225 3560 (option 2)

Out of hours advice (health professionals only): 01384 679 031

Email BAT@ukhsa.gov.uk for non-clinical enquiries.

Email phe.wmnoids@nhs.net for clinical notifications of infectious diseases.

East of England HPT

This team covers:

  • Babergh
  • Basildon
  • Bedford
  • Braintree
  • Breckland
  • Brentwood
  • Broadland
  • Broxbourne
  • Cambridge
  • Castle Point
  • Central Bedfordshire
  • Chelmsford
  • Colchester
  • Dacorum
  • East Cambridgeshire
  • East Hertfordshire
  • East Suffolk
  • Epping Forest
  • Fenland
  • Great Yarmouth
  • Harlow
  • Hertsmere
  • Huntingdonshire
  • Ipswich
  • King’s Lynn and West Norfolk
  • Luton
  • Maldon
  • Mid Suffolk
  • Milton Keynes
  • North Hertfordshire
  • North Norfolk
  • Norwich
  • Peterborough
  • Rochford
  • South Cambridgeshire
  • South Norfolk
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • St Albans
  • Stevenage
  • Tendring
  • Three Rivers
  • Thurrock
  • Uttlesford
  • Watford
  • Welwyn Hatfield
  • West Suffolk

Contact

This team operates from 2 offices:

East of England HPT

UK Health Security Agency
First Floor Nexus, Harlow Innovation Park, Maypole Boulevard
Harlow
Essex
CM17 9TX

Telephone: 0300 303 8537

Out of hours for health professionals only: 0300 303 8537

Email: eastofenglandhpt@ukhsa.gov.uk
Email for personal identifiable information (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

Telephone: 0300 303 8537

Out of hours for health professionals only: 0300 303 8537

Email: eastofenglandhpt@ukhsa.gov.uk
Email for personal identifiable information (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
5th Floor, 10 South Colonnade
London
E14 4PU

Email necl.team@ukhsa.gov.uk

Telephone 0300 303 0450

Urgent out of hours advice for health professionals 0300 303 0450

Email phe.nenclhpt@nhs.net for notifications and enquiries of infectious diseases that contain Patient Identifiable Information.

Download the London region notification of infectious disease form for registered medical practitioners.

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

Telephone 0300 303 0450

Out of hours advice 0300 303 0450

Email phe.nwl@nhs.net for notifications and enquiries of infectious diseases that contain Patient Identifiable Information.

Download the London region notification of infectious disease form for registered medical practitioners.

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

UKHSA South London Health Protection Team
5th Floor, 10 South Colonnade
London
E14 4PU

Telephone 0300 303 0450

Out of hours advice 0300 303 0450

Email phe.slhpt@nhs.net for notification and enquiries of infectious diseases that contain Patient Identifiable Information.

Download the London region notification of infectious disease form for registered medical practitioners.

Published 21 July 2015
Last updated 27 September 2023 + show all updates
  1. Updated areas covered and contact information.

  2. Updated contact details and added London Region Notification of Infectious Disease form for North East and North Central London HPT, North West London HPT, and South London HPT.

  3. Updated address for North East and North Central London HPT and South London HPT.

  4. Updated the email address for South East HPTs.

  5. Updated Cumbria and Lancashire area list.

  6. Updated contact details for Yorkshire and the Humber HPT.

  7. Added East Midlands HPT notification form.

  8. Updated contact details for West Midlands HPT.

  9. Updated email addresses for Cheshire and Merseyside, Cumbria and Lancashire and Greater Manchester HPTs.

  10. Updated email addresses for South East HPTs.

  11. Updated contact details for East Midlands HPT.

  12. Updated contact details for North East and North Central London HPT.

  13. Amended Yorkshire HPT details.

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

  15. 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.

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

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

  18. Added London Coronavirus Response Cell contact details.

  19. Updated advice on personal identifiable information.

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

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

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

  23. First published.