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Health Protection Committee

The Health Protection Committee acts as a source of advice and expertise on health protection policies and issues, including: communicable disease control and delivery of national, regional and local health protection services; control of biological, chemical and other environmental hazards; emergency planning and preparedness; and the effects of climate change.

The Health Protection (Education & Training) Special Interest Group (SIG) reports to the Health Protection Committee. The Committee and SIG chairs will collaborate to co-ordinate the work of the SIGs and the Committee to maximise their impact.

Recent work: 

Health Security - the Role of Health Protection

The Health Protection Committee contributed to an FPH policy briefing on Health Security and the role of Health Protection. The briefing provides an overview of the issue, highlights FPH's current work in the field and our current policy position, as well as proposing policies to improve the UK's health protection services and workforce. You can read the full briefing here.  


Committee Chair - Dominic Mellon

Vice-chair - David Edwards

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