Dear Department of Health and Social Care,
As it has been confirmed with NHS England and Public Health England that they have had correspondence with the UK Infection Prevention Control Cell could you please provide :
a. Contact details including postal and e mail address for the UK IPC Cell.
b.Details as to the legal status of this body , ie is it a purely independent organisation or part of a government department or agency eg Public Health England , and if so which ?
c. Details as to when this body was formed , who appointed the advisers that conducted the review used to update the Jan 21 2021 Covid -19 IPC guidance and who leads the body .
d. The date that the UK IPC cell was engaged to conduct the above review , and who made the decision to engage it for this purpose ?
e. the identity of the members of the UK IPC cell providing scientific advice
f. Any e mail correspondence between the Uk IPC cell and DHSC between January 1 2021 and Jan 21 2021 . As this is a simple automated process and only covers a period of 3 weeks it will not exceed any cost limitations .
Dear Mr Richards,
Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request (our ref: FOI-1312881).
Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health and Social Care
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