New chief of Health Agency “taking stock” over planned move to Harlow

Health / Mon 26th Jul 2021 at 12:06pm

THE chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency Jenny Harries has told LGC she is currently “taking stock” of plans still officially in place for her newly formed organisation to base themselves at a site in Harlow which had been previously earmarked for Public Health England.

Last July, the government announced that it would build a “world leading campus and headquarters” for PHE in Harlow on a 40 acre site which already had outline planning permission and where demolition was underway.

However, the following month, then health secretary Matt Hancock said he would replace PHE with two new bodies, with the National Institute for Health Protection (later renamed the UKHSA) to take over PHE’s functions on tackling the threat of a future pandemic, which had originally been the intended purpose of the future PHE Harlow base.

Since then, the government has fallen silent on the fate of the site.

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3 Comments for New chief of Health Agency “taking stock” over planned move to Harlow:

2021-07-26 15:27:44

Why bother when you can tippy-tappy from home.

Jake Shepherd
2021-07-26 17:22:35

To lose the PHE relocation would be a major blow to Harlow's strategic growth and the upskilling and safeguarding of future employment and training opportunities.

Tony Durcan
2021-07-26 20:37:26

This is a very worrying development. No news about public health England and silence about the new PAH. The knock on effect to the wider economy will be massive. Real concerns

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