Public Health England is axed in favour of new health protection agency

  title={Public Health England is axed in favour of new health protection agency},
  author={Gareth Iacobucci},
  • G. Iacobucci
  • Published 18 August 2020
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • BMJ
The government plans to abolish Public Health England (PHE) and replace it with a new agency that will specifically deal with preparation for pandemics. The shake-up will see PHE merge with the NHS Test and Trace service and the Joint Biosecurity Centre to form a new agency, the National Institute for Health Protection, under a single leadership team. The new agency will start work immediately to lead England’s ongoing response to the pandemic. It will formally operate from spring 2021, with… 
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