Infection Control for Healthcare Level 2 (VTQ)

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UK Health Security Agency

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Overview of UK Health Security Agency and Office for Health Improvement and Disparities

UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)

UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) replaced Public Health England in October 2021. It is responsible for:

  • Planning, preventing, and responding to health threats
  • Providing leadership in scientific and operational aspects nationally and globally
  • Enhancing pandemic response capabilities
  • Developing vaccines against new COVID-19 variants
  • Tackling future infectious diseases and health threats
  • Strengthening relationships with research organisations and industries

Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID)

Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) focuses on improving the nation's health by:

  • Preventing ill health, particularly in communities with significant health disparities
  • Leading policy development on healthy weight, diet, and physical activity
  • Improving children and family health
  • Addressing smoking addiction and vulnerable groups' health
  • Supporting prevention services and public mental health initiatives

For more detailed information, visit their websites through the links provided in the student resource sections of this course.