Public Health England

We protect and improve the nation's health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities.

We are responsible for:

  • making the public healthier by encouraging discussions, advising government and supporting action by local government, the NHS and other people and organisations;
  • supporting the public so they can protect and improve their own health;
  • protecting the nation’s health through the national health protection service and preparing for public health emergencies;
  • sharing our information and expertise with local authorities, industry and the NHS to help them make improvements in the public’s health;
  • researching, collecting and analysing data to improve our understanding of health and come up with answers to public health problems;
  • reporting on improvements in the public’s health so everyone can understand the challenge and the next steps; and
  • helping local authorities and the NHS to develop the public health system and its specialist workforce.

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