UKHSA to continue mission to improve health for people in prison as PHE’s term as a designated Collaborating Centre for WHO Health in Prisons Programme ends.

PHE has made the decision to stand down the role of UK Collaborating Centre (UKCC) for the WHO Health in Prisons Programme. This follows discussion with WHO and reflects PHE’s transition to UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) from 1 October 2021 and consequent revised priorities within this new organisation and specifically the ambition of UKHSA to be a global leader in health security.


Improving prisoner health for stronger public health

Humane and evidence-based prison health systems with community links will improve public health within and outside prison walls, both for COVID-19 and other health issues.