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Infectious & notifiable diseases- general

Checked: 01-10-2018 by vicky.ryan Next Review: 01-10-2019

Public Health England

The Public Health England website has a comprehensive list of infectious diseases with advice on recognition and management.

Notifiable diseases

Inform PHE immediately if you suspect a notifiable disease. A list of notifiable diseases is available on the PHE website. Suspicion of a notifiable infection is all that is required and accuracy of diagnosis is secondary. Clinicians should therefore report suspicion of notifiable disease without delay rather than waiting for confirmatory test.

Registered medical practitioners (RMPs) have a statutory duty to notify the 'proper officer' at their local council or local health protection team (HPT) of suspected cases of certain infectious diseases. Complete a Notification form immediately on diagnosis of a suspected notifiable disease.

Send the form to the proper officer within 3 days or notify them verbally within 24 hours if the case is urgent.

Contact should be by phone, letter or encrypted email:

Public Health England (South West) contact details:

PHE Avon Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Health Protection Team,

2 Rivergate, Temple Quay,



Telephone: 0300 303 8162

Email (encrypted): - secure email for patient identifiable emails. - for general enquiries



NBT - Infectious and tropical diseases

North Bristol Trust offers a comprehensive service for patients with suspected infectious or tropical diseases.

See their Infectious diseases - for clinicians webpage which includes details on how to get urgent or OOH advice. There is also an Infectious disease HOT clinic. 

Routine referrals can be made by eReferral.