Health Protection

Welcome to information about Health Protection

What we do

The Health Protection Team:

  • Prevent and control infectious diseases, including vaccine preventable disease
  • Prepare for new emerging infections
  • Management & controlling of outbreaks of disease and infection –including infection control advice for non NHS premises
  • Prevent and protect against environmental, chemical and radiological incidents – includes emergency planning, working with multi agencies
  • Raise awareness of blood borne virus prevention

The Team

Dr Nigel Calvert – Consultant in Public Health

Mary Waugh – Nurse Consultant in Health Protection

Justine McCuaig – Blood Borne Virus/Health Protection Nurse

Andrea Crossan – Blood Borne Virus/Health Protection Nurse

Kerry Wylde – Health Protection Team Administrator

Useful Links

Health Protection Scotland
http://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/  

Health Protection Agency
http://www.hpa.org.uk/  

Scottish Government Health Department
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health  

Green Book "Immunisation against Infectious Diseases"
http://immunisation.dh.gov.uk/category/the-green-book/  

Immunisation Scotland public information
http://www.immunisationscotland.org.uk/immunisation-landing.html  

Hepatitis C Scotland
http://www.hepatitisscotlandc.org.uk/

Fit for Travel
http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx
 

Contact Us

Health Protection
Ryan South
Crichton Hall
Dumfries
DG1 4TG

Telephone: 01387 272724
Fax: 01387 272759
Email: dumf-uhb.hpt@nhs.net

In an emergency the out of hours Consultant in Public Health can be contacted via the main switchboard on: 01387 246 246