Health protection

The Health Protection team seeks to prevent or reduce the harm caused by infections through audit, training and surveillance and outbreak management working closely with health and social care settings and educational settings.

The team also look to minimise the health impact from environmental hazards such as chemical and radiation. We support the Director of Public Health in their role to protect the people of Salford.

The Health Protection team are involved in the following areas:

  • Immunisations
  • NHS screening
  • Health care infections
  • Preventing the spread of infection
  • Infection prevention and control advice for social care
  • Infection prevention and control advice for early years and schools
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