Registration open – Expand your health protection knowledge with the Collaborative’s new training programme

Registrations are now open for the Collaborative’s Health Protection Programme. The course is being delivered in partnership with the UK Health Security Agency and the University of Liverpool and includes lectures, time for reading and personal reflection and an assessment on the final day.

The course covers the following:

  • Key principles and practice of health protection
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Vaccines and immunisation
  • Overview of some of the most common diseases encountered in relation to setting and risk groups
  • Communication, resilience and wellbeing

The current cohort has 24 participants across Cheshire and Merseyside, Lancashire, and Cumbria, and onboarding for the June course has already begun with places filling up fast.

The course has had fantastic feedback so far from many of the current cohorts:

“The content of the teaching has been in-depth and has added real value to my role – thanks Edwin and the team.”

“Thanks Rebecca and Janine – very useful.”

“Thank you both – it’s a tough subject to get through – brilliant work!”

If you are working in contact tracing or interested in taking up the discipline of contact tracing, please speak to your line manager and if agreed, email Edwin ( or Barbara ( to register your interest.

Please be aware that the course requires full commitment for up to three days each week.