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PHE's health protection teams work alongside the NHS, local authorities and emergency services providing specialist support in communicable disease, infection control and emergency planning.

The agency provides local services through a network of  health protection teams, supported by regional offices, and laboratories.

Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales provide their own public health support.

Health Protection Services - postcode lookup

HPS staff, based in health protection units, provide specialist advice and operational support for the local NHS, local authorities and other agencies during health protection incidents.

To find the local health protection team for your area, use the postcode lookup on the homepage.

›› Health Protection Services - postcode lookup

Specialist Microbiology Services

Specialist Microbiology Services is a network of laboratories operating across England, providing clinical and public health microbiology tests for either the NHS and clinical health sector, or in testing food, water and environmental samples (FW&E) for local authorities and other stakeholders.

›› Specialist Microbiology Services

Emergency Response Department

The Emergency Response Department, on behalf of the Department of Health, designs and delivers exercises and training across England for the NHS  to improve preparedness for incidents such as infectious diseases, natural hazards, CBRN events and new or re-emerging health threats.

›› Emergency Response Department

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