• Our phone number is changingOur phone number is changing

    The switchboard number for the PHA’s Headquarters at Linenhall Street, Belfast, is changing on Monday 28 April, 2014. The new number is 0300 555 0114 and should be used from Monday 28 April 2014.

    The old switchboard number (028 9032 1313) will cease to be operational from 28 April, 2014, and callers to that number will hear a pre-recorded message giving the new number.

  • Boost for health decision making across IrelandBoost for health decision making across Ireland

    Health systems and individuals across the island of Ireland will benefit from the appointment of a new leader for Cochrane Ireland – a venture which will actively promote the use of the best available research evidence to inform decision-making about health.

    This new initiative to coordinate the activities of the Cochrane community in Ireland will build on the excellent work achieved already by Cochrane* locally. The initiative is being funded by the Health Research Board and HSC Research and Development Division, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland and is supported by the UK Cochrane Centre.

  • Key milestone for 10,000 VoicesKey milestone for 10,000 Voices

    10,000 Voices, a Public Health Agency (PHA) initiative which gives the people of Northern Ireland an opportunity to provide feedback on their experiences of accessing Health and Social Care services, has passed a key milestone with over 3,000 patients, clients and families telling their story.

  • Easter campers be aware of CO poisoning risk linked to BBQsEaster campers be aware of CO poisoning risk linked to BBQs

    Next week the Easter holidays start and many families will be thinking of heading off camping, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding people of the danger of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from leaving lit or smouldering barbecues inside tents or caravans.

  • ‘Small bite, big threat’ is the warning on World Health Day‘Small bite, big threat’ is the warning on World Health Day

    World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April every year and this year the topic is ‘small bite, big threat’. In Northern Ireland the small bite, big threat is tick-borne Lyme disease, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding the public that you can protect against Lyme disease by taking some simple preventive measures.

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The switchboard number for the PHA’s Headquarters at Linenhall Street, Belfast, is changing on Monday 28 April, 2014. The new number is 0300 555 0114 and should be used from this date. Click here for more information.

Welcome

The Public Health Agency (PHA) was established in April 2009 as part of the reforms to Health and Social Care (HSC) in Northern Ireland. We are the major regional organisation for health protection and health and social wellbeing improvement. Our role also commits us to addressing the causes and associated inequalities of preventable ill-health and lack of wellbeing. We are a multi-disciplinary, multi-professional body with a strong regional and local presence.

Directorates

In fulfilling our mandate to protect public health, improve public health and social wellbeing, and reduce inequalities in health and social wellbeing, the PHA works within an operational framework of three areas: Public Health, Nursing and Allied Health Professionals, and Operations. Our corporate and business plans reflect these arrangements and our purpose as an organisation.

Public Health

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Boost for health decision making across Ireland

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - News

Health systems and individuals across the island of Ireland will benefit from the appointment of a new leader for Cochrane Ireland – a venture which will actively promote the use of the best available research evidence to inform decision-making ab...

Immunisation remains a top priority for Northern Ireland parents

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 - News

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is marking European Immunisation Week (22–26 April 2014) by celebrating the excellent childhood immunisation uptake levels being achieved in Northern Ireland, which are well above the UK average.

Many childhoo...

Our phone number is changing

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - News

The switchboard number for the PHA’s Headquarters at Linenhall Street, Belfast, is changing on Monday 28 April, 2014. The new number is 0300 555 0114 and should be used from Monday 28 April 2014.

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Key milestone for 10,000 Voices

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - News

10,000 Voices, a Public Health Agency (PHA) initiative which gives the people of Northern Ireland an opportunity to provide feedback on their experiences of accessing Health and Social Care services, has passed a key milestone with over...