The Health Protection Team provide specialist public health advice on infectious disease control. We work closely with other NHS, local authorities and other agencies to help reduce the spread of infectious diseases in Wales.
The Health Protection Team deliver an All Wales Acute Response Service known as AWARe, which receives all notifiable disease reports during normal working hours.
We also have seven regional teams which are based throughout Wales and are aligned to the 3 regions of:
These teams work closely with regional partners to reduce the impact of infectious diseases in their local community.
The main contact point for the Health Protection Team is through our AWARe (All Wales Acute Response) service.
Health professionals can telephone or email:
Telephone: 0300 00 300 32
Email notifications are only reviewed Monday to Friday 9 am- 5 pm.
Outside of these times we also have an on-call team, who deal with urgent health protection issues only who can be contact through 0300 00 300 32.
Health professionals can report a notifiable disease or enquire on a health protection matter, here
However, if it is an urgent matter or notification please ring AWARe on 0300 00 300 32
Healthcare professionals wishing to report notifiable diseases which may need immediate or urgent public health action, should always contact us by telephone.