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.


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

Nursing and Allied Health Professions



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    COVID-19 vaccination programme: information for healthcare practitioners

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    Revised 22 July 2021 This document for healthcare professionals describes the vaccines approved for use in Northern Ireland and has been updated with the latest information on vaccine eligibility, booster doses, management of partially vaccinated
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    Coronavirus bulletin

    - Publication
    The PHA COVID-19 Bulletin presents high level data on key areas currently being used to monitor COVID-19 activity and highlights current issues and public health messages, along with the analysis of the demographic characteristics (age, sex
  • Test, Trace, Protect

    COVID-19 cluster/outbreak summary

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    Cluster and outbreak identification and follow up is an important part of the COVID-19 Test, Trace and Protect Strategy in Northern Ireland. This report contains the number of outbreaks and clusters by setting over a four week period.

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