The NIHR Health Protection Unit in Respiratory Infections will be the hub of an integrated consortium comprising world-class expertise in all areas of laboratory, public health, epidemiology and health-economic sciences. Its strategic coordination will maintain responsive research capacity to address emergent threats and ensure that the partners’ proven track record in translational medicine remains harnessed directly to address public health priorities and health inequalities.

The large, long-established portfolio of collaborative health protection research between PHE, ICL and Oxford University render the HPRU poised to deliver key objectives across Influenza, Tuberculosis and Other Acute Respiratory infections.