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This website is intended for as wide an audience as possible, including the general public, healthcare professionals, government departments and agencies, and educational establishments.


No registration is required and access to the entire site is unrestricted.


Information on this site is reviewed and updated on a regular basis by HPA staff with expertise in the relevant area.


Shaw Trust Accessible accreditation

The HPA is committed to providing a website that is accessible to all. We work with the pan-disability charity, Shaw Trust to audit the accessibility of our website, participating in their website accessibility accreditation service. This combines a full technical audit with rigorous disability user testing.

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The HPA website achieved Shaw Trust accessible website accreditation on 28th July 2010. View the certificate [external site]


Use of the website is governed by our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If you wish to link to this site from your website you must follow the Health Protection Agency website links policy.