Public Health England

On 1 October 2021, Public Health England (PHE) transferred all health protection functions to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

The definition has been retained until all Information Standards and Collections (Including Extraction) are updated to reflect the change.

Public Health England is an ORGANISATION.

Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care.

Public Health England is responsible for protecting and improving the nation’s health and wellbeing, and reducing inequalities.

Note: from 1 April 2013 Public Health England took on the responsibilities previously undertaken by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), Public Health Observatories (PHOs), the National Treatment Agency (NTA) and a number of other ORGANISATIONS.

For further information on Public Health England, see the Public Health England website.


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