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Moving our websites to GOV.UK

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GOV.UK launched in 2012 to enable the public and professionals to interact with the Government using one website.

By 2014, more than 300 government executive agencies and arm’s length bodies also moved their websites onto the platform.

It now provides millions of users with a single website where they can access all of the Government’s services and information. More importantly, every piece of content answers a specific user need with concise, correct and current information.

Why we are moving?

When Public Health England was formed in 2013, we inherited around 208 websites. We have been moving these to GOV.UK in phases, to deal with the large volume of content involved.

We started by moving the content from the Health Protection Agency website in September 2014. Last year, we moved more important content from non-cancer screening websites, the data gateway, and cancer screening websites.

What this means for you

Most of our content will be available on GOV.UK but we won’t be moving everything. If the information is no longer used or is historical and will not require updates, you will be redirected to where it is on the National Archives.

In some cases, we might also suggest alternative content which will provide the information you are looking for.

You won’t need to do anything or worry about information being lost. All of your saved bookmarks and links will still take you to the information you need.

Once we shut down a website, existing links will redirect to one of the following:

  1. revised content on GOV.UK
  2. other relevant information on websites like NHS Choices
  3. the National Archives, where we are saving a copy of our existing websites

This work will not affect:

If you would like more information about PHE’s websites moving to GOV.UK, email

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