• Take care in the sun this weekend!Take care in the sun this weekend!

    Many people will be looking forward to the bank holiday this weekend [Monday 29 May] and with good weather expected the Public Health Agency (PHA) and Cancer Focus Northern Ireland are urging people to have fun outdoors, but are reminding them to take care in the sun.

    Dr Miriam McCarthy, Consultant in Public Health Medicine at the PHA, explained: “Being active and having fun outside is good for our health. It improves our moods, allows us to get more active and provides vitamin D.

  • Public health chiefs saddle up for cycling challengePublic health chiefs saddle up for cycling challenge

    The Public Health Agency (PHA) is welcoming public health leaders from England and the Republic of Ireland as they embark on an eight-day ‘Cities of Culture’ cycling challenge. 

    Last year, the cycling team visited Belfast to see the PHA’s cycling initiatives and this time round they’ll be visiting Derry/Londonderry, Enniskillen and Armagh before cycling on to Kells, Co Meath and then Dublin. From there, the cyclists will sail to Liverpool and then cycle to Hull.

  • Belfast gets £1.3m boost for pioneering cancer researchBelfast gets £1.3m boost for pioneering cancer research

    Belfast doctors, nurses and scientists are set to receive a major cash boost for pioneering research into cancer. Leading charity Cancer Research UK and the HSC Research and Development Division of the Public Health Agency (HSC R&D) plan to jointly invest around £1.3 million over the next five years in ground-breaking work at the Belfast Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC).

  • International Clinical Trials Day 2017International Clinical Trials Day 2017

    International Clinical Trials Day helps to raise awareness of the benefits of research.

    Each year, on International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD), HSC R&D Division and its HSC partners highlight that it’s ‘OK to ask’ about clinical research.

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The switchboard number for the PHA’s Headquarters at Linenhall Street, Belfast has changed to 0300 555 0114. 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.

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Latest

Breastfeeding welcome here: good for mums, babies and your business

Friday, 26 May 2017 - Publication

This booklet explains how the 'Breastfeeding welcome here' scheme works and includes the membership agreement for businesses to sign.

Take care in the sun this weekend!

Thursday, 25 May 2017 - News

Many people will be looking forward to the bank holiday this weekend [Monday 29 May] and with good weather expected the Public Health Agency (PHA) and Cancer Focus Northern Ireland are urging people to have fun outdoors, but are reminding them to...

Influenza Weekly Surveillance Bulletin, Northern Ireland, 2016/17

Thursday, 25 May 2017 - Publication

The Influenza Weekly Surveillance Bulletin is produced by the PHA and covers statistics for Northern Ireland. The bulletin is produced during the flu season.

 

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Belfast gets £1.3m boost for pioneering cancer research

Friday, 19 May 2017 - 9:00am - News

Belfast doctors, nurses and scientists are set to receive a major cash boost for pioneering research into cancer. 

Leading charity Cancer Research UK and the HSC Research and Development Division of the Public Health...