Radiation Protection Services

On the 24th March 2021, the Government announced the creation of a new UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). All the radiation protection services currently provided by the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards (CRCE) within PHE will transfer into UKHSA. It is expected that the administrative process to complete the establishment of this new body will be completed in 2021.

Please be assured that this transition does not affect arrangements with customers; all contracts for services and appointments of PHE in a radiation protection expert capacity will remain valid. Customers will be advised when the transition is complete and the change of name comes into force.


Here at PHE we are taking all necessary steps to protect our staff and our customers. While for many of our services it is a case of business as usual, some, inevitably, have been affected and we have had to make some adjustments as to how we deliver those services. Existing customers who may be affected by these changes are being contacted individually to advise them of revised arrangements.

However, please be assured that our experts remain fully accessible via email, telephone and Skype. If you have an enquiry in relation to a specific service you can find the contact details on the dedicated web page. If you are unsure which of our services best suits your needs or you just have a radiation protection query you can email us at radiationprotection@phe.gov.uk - this mailbox is being constantly monitored.

We will be providing updates as the situation changes; in the meantime, we wish all our clients, suppliers and partners well in these unprecedented times

As the UK's primary authority on radiation protection, Public Health England (PHE) represents a significant national resource for industry, education, research and medicine.

A specific function of PHE is to carry out research to advance knowledge about protection from the risks of radiation; provide laboratory and technical services; run training courses; provide expert information; and fulfil a significant advisory role to regulators, government, the public and others.