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Health Protection Scotland

We aim to protect the Scottish public from being exposed to infectious and environmental hazards which damage their health. We continuously monitor these hazards and work with NHS Boards to limit any impact on health when such exposures cannot be avoided.

Every year we coordinate the delivery of seasonal flu vaccinations and other vaccines like the HPV cervical cancer vaccine for young women. We also provide advice and monitoring on important issues like hand hygiene and healthcare associated infections.

We are also involved in research and development into health protection priorities as well as providing expert advice on health protection issues to NHSScotland and the public.

We are organised into three specialist groups, including doctors, nurses, scientists and information staff:

  • Healthcare Associated Infections and Infection Control
  • Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmitted Infections, Immunisation, and Respiratory and Vaccine Preventable Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal and Zoonoses, Travel, and Environment and Health

Find out more about what we do at our website

HPS is part of our Public Health and Intelligence Strategic Business Unit.


Contact Information

Clinical Contact:
HPS On-Call Consultant

0141 300 1100

Phillip Couser, Director of Public Health and Intelligence Services

0131 275 6118

Complaints Contact:
Kate Harley, Head of Health Protection Services

0141 300 1101

Media Contact:
Health Protection Scotland Reception

0141 300 1100

Location Map

Gyle Square
1 South Gyle Crescent
EH12 9EB

T: 0131 275 6000

Meridian Court map

Meridian Court
Floor 3 and 4
5 Cadogan Street
G2 6QE

T: 0141 300 1100

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