Public Health England (PHE) was established on 1 April 2013, to bring together public health specialists from more than 70 organisations into a single expert national public health agency.
There are 15 local PHE centres which are responsible for providing services and expert advice on:
- health protection
- health improvement
- healthcare public health
It is tailored to the needs and wishes of local government, clinical commissioning groups and the local NHS.
Local health protection teams in a PHE Centre work alongside the NHS, local authorities and emergency services providing specialist support in communicable disease, infection control and emergency planning.
We are covered by the Anglia and Essex Public Health England Centre. Local support for health protection is provided by the Essex Health Protection Team.
The Consultants in Communicable Disease Control in the Essex Health Protection Team are the nominated proper officers for Thurrock Council for the receipt and disclosure of notification of suspected notifiable diseases under the Health Protection (Notification) Regulations 2010.
Public Health England publishes health profiles that give a picture of people’s health within each council area in England. They help councils and health services make decisions to improve people’s health and reduce inequalities.