The Health Protection Agency is now part of Public Health England, an executive agency of the Department of Health.
Public Health England has been established to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing and to reduce inequalities.
It will lead on the development of a 21st-century health and wellbeing service, supporting local authorities and the NHS to deliver the greatest possible improvements in public health. It came into being in April 2013.
PHE Porton's remit includes specialist and reference microbiology services for high containment pathogens, translational research programmes and the manufacture of biopharmaceutical products.
PHE Colindale's remit includes specialist and reference microbiology services and infectious disease surveillance, including outbreak investigation.
The Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards provides advice, research and services to protect the public from these hazards.
PHE regional offices work alongside the NHS providing specialist support in communicable disease and infection control, and emergency planning.
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