Guidance

Contacts: UKHSA pan-regional local health protection services

UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) provides expert public health advice, support and services tailored to local needs. Use the postcode lookup to find your local contact.

The contact details on these pages are for professional use. Contact your GP if you are a member of the public and need health advice.

Choosing the appropriate local contact at UKHSA

Locally-based teams are the gateway to most of UKHSA’s local health protection services. They:

  • coordinate UKHSA’s local activities to improve health outcomes for local populations
  • work across local and national strategies, policies and actions that affect the health of their populations

Regions can have one or more local health protection teams, depending on their size and geography. These teams can assist with specific health protection enquiries, such as reporting notifiable diseases and causative organisms.

Regions take a strategic view of the wider local public health system, with partners including leaders in NHS England, local government and Health Education England.

In a public health emergency, health professionals should use the emergency contacts page to find the right phone number.

Contact details for your region and local centre

Click the region below:

Regional Health Protection Teams

The role of regions is to:

  • provide local health protection services, expertise, response and advice to the local NHS, local authorities and other partners
  • lead UKHSA’s contribution to emergency planning, resilience and response
  • support local action to promote and protect health and wellbeing, and create a health care system which improves health and reduces inequalities
  • work with the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) and Local Government Association (LGA) to help spread innovation
  • ensure UKHSA staff and partners can access high quality data, statistics and expert knowledge
  • provide specialist support to prevent and reduce the effect of infectious diseases, chemical and radiation
  • local disease surveillance and maintaining alert systems
  • investigating and managing health protection incidents and outbreaks
  • delivering and monitoring national action plans for infectious diseases at local level

The local teams are supported by UKHSA colleagues in:

  • specialist microbiology services, which provide laboratory analysis facilities
  • field epidemiology teams

Contact your local health protection team if you are a health professional needing expert local health protection advice, including out of hours.

Find your local team’s contact details using the postcode lookup.

Published 25 April 2014
Last updated 25 November 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect changes to regions and local centres.

  2. Updated text with changes to regions and centres.

  3. Updated for new model of PHE regions and centres.

  4. First published.