01 Oct 2021
Public Health England becomes UK Health Security AgencyOn 1 October 2021 PHE officially becomes the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)
On 1 October 2021, Public Health England (PHE) transfers all health protection functions to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) , including the commissioning (to NaTHNaC) of travel health services. NHS Test and Trace will also become part of the UKHSA [1-2].
Existing PHE branded documents can continue to be found on the GOV.UK website with all new guidance and publications branded as UKHSA.
NaTHNaC will update our website to reflect these changes where appropriate.
- UK Health Security Agency launches with a relentless focus on keeping the nation safe. Press release 1 October 2021 [Accessed 1 October 2021]
- United Kingdom Health Security Agency (UKHSA). UKSA operational launch – rebranding digital channels. 23 September 2021, [Accessed 1 October 2021]
- Department of Health and Social Care. New body to tackle health disparities will launch on 1 October, co-headed by new Deputy Chief Medical Officer. 3 September 2021, [Accessed 1 October 2021]