Public health

We aim to transform public health and create, for the first time, a true ‘wellness’ service to meet today’s public health challenge – to improve health and protect us from health hazards such as pandemic flu.

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Presentations from public health reform event

Public health event

The public health reform senior leaders’ event brought together leaders from the organisations whose functions will combine to form Public Health England and leaders from the local public health system. Here is a snapshot of what was discussed. Public health… Read more →Presentations from public health reform event

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Videos from the public health reform event

We asked people attending the public health reforms event to talk about the reforms, and their vision for Public Health England. The aims of the event included considering what Public Health England’s vision, identity and values should be, and how… Read more →Videos from the public health reform event

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Future direction of public health policy

The implications for the public health system of the Government’s response to the NHS Future Forum have been set out. The Forum made a number of key recommendations to strengthen and improve the effectiveness of the reforms, and the future… Read more →Future direction of public health policy

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Timeline for developing Public Health England

Anita Marsland

Please note: the information here will change in light of the Government’s response to the NHS Future Forum report. This page will be updated shortly. The timeline for the development of Public Health England – the new public health system… Read more →Timeline for developing Public Health England

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Key decision makers in one place at one time

Jonathan Hildebrand

The new health and well-being board is ‘an opportunity to have key decision makers in one place at one time’, says Jonathan Hildebrand, Joint Director of Public Health, Royal Borough of Kingston and NHS Kingston. He was speaking at a… Read more →Key decision makers in one place at one time

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Combining strengths of NHS commissioning and local authorities

Sarah Price, Director of Public Health Islington

The new health and wellbeing boards will ‘provide us with an opportunity to bring together the strengths of NHS commissioning with the much wider influence the council has over a defined population’, says Sarah Price, Director of Public Health, London… Read more →Combining strengths of NHS commissioning and local authorities

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Focusing on health issues and the way forward

Matthew Cole, Joint Director of Public Health, Barking and Dagenham

The new health and wellbeing board will ‘really focus on what are the real health issues for Barking and Dagenham and what is the way forward through commissioning plans’, says Matthew Cole, Joint Director of Public Health, London Borough of… Read more →Focusing on health issues and the way forward

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Improving the health of local people

Brian McCloskey

Brian McCloskey, London Director of the Health Protection Agency, talks about the opportunities and challenges for local authorities that are provided by the new health and wellbeing boards. He was speaking at a conference on implementing the public health White… Read more →Improving the health of local people

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Putting residents at the centre

John Powell

The new health and wellbeing boards will ‘provide us with the opportunity to think strategically about how we can improve the health and wellbeing of residents’, says John Powell, Director of Adult Social Services for the London Borough of Redbridge.… Read more →Putting residents at the centre

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New opportunities to improve local health

Anne Milton

The opportunities for local communities to improve health in their area have been outlined by Public Health Minister Anne Milton (left). Those working in public health will have the ability to plan and deliver local strategies for their communities now… Read more →New opportunities to improve local health