Health Protection Learning and Development Programme

The Vision

To maximise health protection knowledge and skills in the public health workforce for the prevention and control of communicable disease across the Cheshire and Merseyside population.

Why is it important?

  • To maximise capability in the public health workforce.
  • To provide a foundation for any future public health training
  • To ensure up-to-date knowledge and skills for prevention and control of communicable disease

What are we doing?

Delivering a 4-week course on the introduction to health protection. The course covers the following:

  • Introduction to health protection (this will include knowledge of concepts and frameworks within Health Protection)
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Vaccines and immunisation
  • Diseases (Looking at various diseases which may include E. coli, Monkeypox, Salmonella etc.)
  • Communication

To register for the course or find out more click here


UK Health Security Agency

Sam Ghebrehewet

Alex Stewart

Wendi Shepherd

University of Liverpool

Stephen Clayton

Jennie Day

Susan Canning

Tom Green

More information


More information about health protection can be found on the UK Health Security Agency website.


Edwin Panford-Quainoo is the Programme Manager for the Contact Tracing Course. For all enquiries, please email

Further reading

Health Protection: Principles and Practice
Editors: S. Ghebrehewet, A. Stewart et. al.