A branch of Public Health which is chiefly concerned with protection from harm from communicable diseases and non-infectious environmental hazards, such as toxins and radiation.
Arrangements differ across UK administrations.
In England, many health protection practitioners are employed by Public Health England. The health protection team responsible for a particular postcode can be found here.
(Information re arrangements since 1 April required)
In England & Wales Previous arrangements. Until 1 April many health protection practitioners in England & Wales were employed by the Health Protection Agency.
For information about health protection in Scotland see Health Protection Scotland
For information about health protection in Northern Ireland see Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre Northern Ireland
A few other selected health protection centres follow.
- United States of America
Also the Robert Koch Institut in Germany and the Institut de Veille Sanitaire in France. The Public Health Alliance may provide more links.