Each of the country's regions has now been given specific responsibility for developing expertise in a given area.
In Leicester Dr Philip Monk is pioneering new techniques and approaches for dealing with diseases like TB, which is prevalent in Leicester.
There are plans for a mobile screening unit and for better health education and disease tracking.
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Today's programme follows the work being done by the new body responsible for protecting public health to combat the spread of diseases like TB, Hepatitis and sexually acquired infections.
Last of three programmes in which Winifred Robinson investigates the work of the Health Protection Agency, a new body responsible for safeguarding public health.