What we do

Our mission is to protect and improve the nation’s health and to address inequalities.

PHE is an executive agency of the Department of Health.

Read more about what we do

We work on these topics

  1. Public health

    Public health is about helping people to stay healthy, and protecting them from threats to their health. The government wants everyone to be able to make healthier choices, regardless of their circumstances, and to minimise the risk and impact of illness. Read more

  2. Public safety and emergencies

    The government provides funding and support for local emergency services including the police, fire and ambulance services, and sets national standards to make sure they are effective and consistent. Read more

  3. Local government

    The government is giving local councils more power to decide how to spend public money in their areas so they can meet local people's needs. At the same time, the government is helping to make sure Council Tax payers get value for money by making councils more transparent and accountable. Read more

  4. National Health Service

    The government wants the NHS to deliver better results, giving patients more choice and doctors and nurses more freedom to shape services that meet patients' needs. Read more

  5. Science and innovation

    The government funds and supports innovation in science, technology and engineering to help the UK's high-tech industries to thrive. Read more

Our management

Contact PHE

General enquiries and headquarters

Public information access office
Public Health England
Wellington House
133-155 Waterloo Road


Urgent enquiries should be made by phone. We are unable to provide clinical advice to members of the public. Please contact your GP or NHS 111 or visit www.nhs.uk.

Press office

Only for use by journalists and the media

Health protection professional contacts

Use the contact form link to look up local health protection teams. The national centres listed below provide specialist public health advice for healthcare professionals and are not for the general public to use.

PHE speaker requests

PHE North of England regional office

Professor Paul Johnstone, regional director
Blenheim House
West One
Duncombe Street


PHE London regional office

Dr Yvonne Doyle, regional director
151 Buckingham Palace Road

PHE South of England regional office

Dr Jenny Harries, regional director
2 Rivergate

Midlands and east of England regional office

Dr Rashmi Shukla, regional director
1st Floor
5 St Philip's Place

B3 2PW

Business development

For those seeking access to our commercial products and services

Finance department including and accounts and procurement

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Freedom of information enquiries

Public Information Access Office
Wellington House
133-155 Waterloo Road


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