In Kent and Medway the Kent Health Protection Unit (HPU) provides specialist health protection advice, as well as operational support on all health protection matters to NHS trusts, local authorities, community health services (including schools and social services), and the general public. It is also responsible for the surveillance, investigation, prevention and control of communicable disease and assessing and advising on public health risks associated with chemical, biological, radiological and other environmental hazards.
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For more information on communicable diseases, go to the national Health Protection website.
Health Protection Profiles
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