Emergency contacts: public health

UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is a Category 1 Responder (Civil Contingencies Act 2004), and provides specialist advice and support to the emergency services and NHS.

Professional use only

The details listed below are for use by healthcare professionals requiring expert advice. Members of the public should contact their own GP or NHS 111 for advice on personal or family health issues.

Urgent and out of hours advice and support


Healthcare professionals who wish to discuss or obtain advice on a general health protection or public health matter, report a local notifiable disease, outbreak of infection or have a vaccination enquiry out of office hours, should contact their local UKHSA health protection team.


Healthcare professionals seeking national expert advice should contact UKHSA using the numbers below.

If you are unsure of which department to contact to discuss or obtain advice on a subject on which UKHSA has expertise out of office hours, contact the emergency preparedness and response switchboard.

Infectious diseases

020 8200 4400 (professional use only)

Emergency preparedness and response switchboard

0300 303 3493 (professional use only)


01235 834 590 (professional use only)


0344 8920 555 (professional use only)


0344 892 0111 (professional use only)

Published 9 August 2013