The Health Protection Agency was a non-departmental public body in the United Kingdom. It was an organisation that was set up by the UK government in 2003 to protect the public in England from threats to their health from infectious diseases and environmental hazards.
Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards (CRCE)
The HPA Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards comprises the Radiation Protection Division (formerly the National Radiological Protection Board) and the Chemical Hazards and Poisons Division. The base for the Centre is in Chilton, Oxfordshire.
The HPA ceased to exist in name in April 2013, being replaced by “PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND”