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August 2020

September 2, 2020

Public health body replacing Public Health England will be pandemic-ready.

The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed that Public Health England will be replaced by the National Institute for Health Protection (NIHP), a new body focused on preparing for external threats like pandemics. Baroness Dido Harding, who runs NHS Test and Trace in England, will head up the new institute. The move follows intense scrutiny of PHE over its response to coronavirus.

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