The Health Protection Unit (HPU) provides specialist health protection advice as well as operational support on all health protection matters to NHS trusts, local authorities, community health services (including schools and social services), and the general public. The local authority and Primary Care Trust (PCT) areas served by the Unit are listed on our areas covered page.
The North East and Central London Health Protection Unit provides public health guidance and advice on all aspects of health protection to the public, health professionals and others in North East and North Central London. Members of the team work closely with PCTs, acute and mental health trusts, general practitioners, local authorities, schools, nursing and residential homes, and the general public to provide health protection to the local population.
For more information please visit the Health Protection Agency website