Our health protection services are about protecting people, preventing harm and planning for threats.
Our health protection officers' work includes environmental health which covers all aspects of natural and built environment that may affect human health, and communicable disease. We have three medical officers of health who are trained as specialists in public health medicine and play a supportive leadership role in guiding the health protection unit.
Health Protection Officers are experts in environmental health and communicable diseases. They are trained in science, law and investigation skills, and have a thorough understanding of how the environment, whether it be natural or man-modified, affects our health. Health Protection Officers are Designated Officers under various pieces of health-related law and are responsible for ensuring compliance with these laws.
Contact a Health Protection Officer on 0800 221 555 to talk about any of the following: