The ‘Do No Harm’ campaign

In May 2018, following a major campaign by the public health and wider health sector, the Government confirmed that the current EU public health duty to ‘Do No Harm’ will remain after the UK leaves the EU – and guaranteed that there will be no rollback of public health protections and standards now or in the future.

The UK's Faculty of Public Health has published guidance for civil servants, Ministers, Parliamentarians and health campaigners setting out what the Government has agreed to and how to hold it to account.

On this page, you'll find further information about the campaign, including about the 'Do No Harm' coalition, parliamentary briefings, Government commitments and media coverage. 

If you're an FPH member interested in this area of public health, please consider joining our ‘sounding board’ of experts who are helping us develop policy on this issue. For more info, please email