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Public Health Emergency Contact

The Health Protection Agency is a Category 1 Responder under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. The HPA provides specialist advice and support to the emergency services and NHS staff. Specialist advice for these agencies can be gained via:  

Radiation: 01235 834590.
Chemicals: 0844 8920555
Infectious Disease: 020 8200 4400 or 020 8200 6868
Poisons: Members of the public should contact their GP, A&E Dept or NHS Direct: Health professionals should use 0844 892 0111

In the event of an emergency where accidental or deliberate release or exposure is suspected please contact: Emergency Preparedness and Response Switchboard 01980 612100 and ask for the ERD Duty Officer

For any of these topics you may contact your local Health Protection Unit.

Members of the public should contact their own GP or NHS Direct on 0845 4647 for advice on personal or family health issues.  

Last reviewed: 14 December 2010