Public Heath England is an Executive Agency of the UK Department of Health that was established on 1 April 2013 bringing together public health specialists from more than 70 organisations into a single public health service. PHE is the expert national public health agency, which fulfills the Secretary of State for Health’s statutory duty to protect health and address inequalities, and executes the Secretary of State’s power to promote the health and wellbeing of the nation. PHE’s Center for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards (CRCE) is integrated into PHE’s Health Protection Directorate and had its origins in the National Radiological Protection Board and was part of the Health Protection Agency (HPA). CRCE has a wide range of expertise in radiological protection as demonstrated by its involvement in the MELODI, EURADOS, and NERIS platforms; CRCE also has expertise in medical radiation protection. Key staff have roles in international bodies such as ICRP and UNSCEAR.
PHE provides advice in all areas of public health and performs research into many aspects of radiation protection. The staff who will contribute to this project come from the Radiation Metrology and Medical Dosimetry groups.
Role in the project
PHE is leading WP5 for the assessment and validation of the online dosimetry application in mixed neutron-gamma workplace fields. PHE is involved in WP1, WP2 and WP6.