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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Ongoing support for health and wellbeing boards post-April 2013

From 1 April 2013, responsibility for the ongoing development and support programme for health and wellbeing boards will be transferred from the Department of Health to the Local Government Association (LGA). The LGA has been working with the Department to … Read more → – Ongoing support for health and wellbeing boards post-April 2013

Transparency and openness will underpin PHE’s approach

Duncan Selbie says that World TB Day on Sunday is a great opportunity for raising awareness. I am glad to say that the Secretary of State has given the green light to begin work on implementing the commitment to bring non-medical … Read more → – Transparency and openness will underpin PHE’s approach

Statutory guidance published on Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies

The Health and Social Care Act encourages greater integration between health and care services, so that patients and the public can receive seamless care. Health and wellbeing boards are vital to that integration – local authorities, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), … Read more → – Statutory guidance published on Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies

People Transition Policy for Public Health England: additional FAQs

Read the additional PHE People Transition Policy FAQs (March 2013) This series of frequently asked questions has been developed to support module 2 of the Public Health England People Transition Policy. Module 1 of the People Transition Policy was published … Read more → – People Transition Policy for Public Health England: additional FAQs

PHE has much to learn from Scotland’s work on addressing inequalities

Duncan Selbie: our aim is to understand what people most want of us and provide it. On Monday the CMO, Professor Dame Sally Davies, published volume two of her annual report focusing on infectious diseases and particularly the threats of … Read more → – PHE has much to learn from Scotland’s work on addressing inequalities