Public Health England

Executive agency in UK health system

Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care in the United Kingdom that began operating on 1 April 2013. Its formation came as a result of the reorganisation of the National Health Service (NHS) in England outlined in the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It took on the role of the Health Protection Agency, the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse and a number of other health bodies. It is an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care, and a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy.

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Ministers plan to take more control of public health once Public Health England is disbanded, raising concerns about the growing centralisation of healthcare..
2 days ago • Sky News

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