The SAYSO Consortium is composed of 12 partners from 8 different European countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Sweden, and the United Kingdom).
The SAYSO partners have extensive experience in European collaborations, in particular in the area of Civil Protection. The SAYSO consortium will be coordinated by THW (Federal Agency for Technical Relief) and will include 3 practitioner‐users ensuring a strong practitioner‐user focus for the project and 9 expert users specialised in the different fields relevant for the project (procurement, standardisation, ICT architecture, human factors, ethics and legal aspects).

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Public Health England is an executive agency of the Department of Health in the United Kingdom and is responsible for a broad range of health improvement, protection and surveillance activities within the UK. PHE provides support and guidance for other UK agencies and organisations seeking health advice which is clear, concise and based on the best available evidence and expert judgement. PHE collaborates with other agencies by working together to meet statutory deadlines, sharing information and resources and sharing information about future regulatory changes and priorities. PHE provides specialist health protection, epidemiology and microbiology services across England. PHE works in partnership with the Chief Medical Officer for England and with colleagues in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to protect and improve the public’s health, as well as internationally through a wide‐ranging global health programme.

Role in the project

In SAYSO, PHE, as an end‐user practitioner, will provide its requirements for SA systems and provide support and expertise based on public health requirements along the definition of the expected specifications. PHE will bring their experience in the development and provision of specialist risk assessment expert advice on the public health impacts of chemicals nationally and internationally and have led on the development of the UK and EU response to serious cross border chemical public health threats. The recovery guidance developed by the Chemicals and Poisons Department of PHE has also been adapted to consider an all‐hazards approach, for example UK Flooding in 2015. The department also leads on the development of approaches and guidance to respond to chemical cross border incidents, through EC funded projects aimed at ensuring  compliance with Decision 1082.

Personnel involved

Thano Komianos

Public Health England - Chemical and Environmental Effects Department - Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards

Chilton, Didcot, OX11 0RQ, United Kingdom

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