Tutorial: Porton Down (Field Trip)

Category: Tutorial Dates - Other

Date: July 17th 2019 10:00am until 3:00pm

Location: Porton Down Salisbury Wiltshire SP4 0JQ (Alternative postcode for some sat-nav systems: SP4 0JG) SP4 0JQ

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These tutorials are open to Public Health Specialty Registrars on the South West Public Health Training Programme only.

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If you have confirmed attendance and then find you are unable to attend, it is important to inform Gemma Cooke, Public Health Training Manager.  Gemma.cooke@hee.nhs.uk

SWPH Specialty Registrar visit to PHE PORTON

Wednesday 17 July 10.00 – 15.00

Room MR10, 02/14 ERD


Related learning outcomes:


6.4 Understand and demonstrate the responsibility to act within one's own level of competence and understanding and know when and how to seek expert advice and support.

6.6 Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the main stakeholders and agencies at

a local, national and international level involved in health protection and their roles and responsibilities.


6.7 Demonstrate an understanding of the steps involved in outbreak/incident investigation and management and be able to make a significant contribution to the health protection response.


8.5 Identify research needs based on patient/population needs and in collaboration with relevant partners.


8.6 Understand and apply principles of good research governance.







Lead Job title Room


10:00 – 10:30

Introduction to PHE and where PHE Porton fits in

Dr Ruth Milton

Senior Medical Adviser


10:30 – 11:00

PHE’s response framework




11:00 – 11:30

Overview of PHE NIS research

Prof Miles Carroll

Deputy Director, Head of Microbiology Services Research


11:30 – 12:00

Brief history of the site

Dr Peter Hammond

Deputy Director of Corporate Affairs and PHE Porton Site


12:00 – 12:45


Dr Ruth Milton


12:45 – 13:00

Senior Medical Adviser function and CBRN Handbook

Dr Ruth Milton

Senior Medical Adviser


13:00 – 14:15

Operational Research

Prof Richard Amlôt


Alex Vaux and Kayleigh Hansford


Mrs Emma Bennett

Scientific Programme Leader Behavioural Science


Senior Medical Entomologists


Principal Epidemiologist







14:15 – 14:45

Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory overview


Dr Tim Brooks

Head & Clinical Service Director, RIPL


14:45 – 15:00

Wash up and Summary


Dr Ruth Milton

Senior Medical Adviser