Registration open for ‘The Introduction to Integrated Health Protection course’

Applications are now being accepted for the next cohort for the ‘Introduction to Integrated Health Protection course’, previously known as the ‘Contact Tracing Course’, which began last year.

The course starts on the 31st of October 2022 and is delivered under the leadership of the Champs Public Health Collaborative, focussing on general health protection principles, providing a strong overview of the practice and its benefits.

It is a good introduction to health protection, for those who are new to this area of work or a refresher for those who need it.

Several members of the workforce have now completed the four-week long course which will count towards continuous professional development (CPD) hours. The course is delivered by various health protection specialists and experts and covers:


  • Introduction to Health Protection Principles
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Vaccines and Immunisation
  • Overview of various infections such as Salmonella, Measles, Norovirus, and Monkeypox
  • Communication and resilience
  • Reflective practice


Feedback from the course has been overwhelmingly positive:

“Thanks a lot for your and the teams support Edwin, I have found this course really informative, fun and gives me some fantastic skills for the future…”

“Thanks Edwin, has been a magnificent course – kudos to you and the other trainers – well done.”

“Thanks to all involved, really has opened my eyes to the wonderful world of health protection and how expansive it really is.”

“Thank you, Edwin, and Alex. Fantastic Course. Thoroughly enjoyed the four weeks :-)”


When previous cohorts have been asked about the benefits of attending the course, the following were some of the responses given:

“It has steered me into a direction that I wish to continue your career in Public Health and do more courses even if they were evening courses.”

“It has confirmed my desire to secure a role in Health Protection/Public Health”

“It has provided myself with knowledge that I can use in moving forward and remain working within an aspect of Health Protection as well as providing an opportunity to reflect on my previous role which identified that I am still capable of working in my previous role as a social worker.”

 Plans for further courses are currently underway, with the aim of delivery over the last four months of the year with an interim update/refresher training also to be offered in December for those who have returned to their usual jobs/appointments.


More information on these will be shared in the Collaborative’s stakeholder newsletter, which you can sign up to here:

If you are interested in this next cohort, please speak to your line manager, and fill in the enrolment form Health Protection Training Course Enrolment-Registration Form

In the meantime, should you have any queries, feel free to contact the Programme Manager, Edwin Panford-Quainoo ( or Barbara Fromson (