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Health protection resources

Health Protection is one of the three strands that makes up Public Health. Its core function is to protect individuals, groups and populations from incidents and outbreaks linked to infectious diseases, and environmental health hazards, through the implementation of preventative measures.

Throughout the Health Protection pages, you will find information and guidance on how to prevent and manage a variety of infectious diseases, some of these include Influenza (Flu), Covid-19 and Monkeypox. As well as environmental hazards, including air pollution, CBRN(E) and water quality.

Health protection priorities

Further details regarding the health protection priorities can be found in the Joint Health Protection Plan 2022 – 2024 document in the resources section below.

Our strategic priorities are:

  1. Immunisation
  2. Screening
  3. Infection prevention and control
  4. Tuberculosis
  5. Blood borne virus
  6. Outbreak management
  7. Environmental health
  8. Training and campaigns
  9. Addressing health inequalities


Last updated 27 July 2023