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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Timeline for developing Public Health England

Anita Marsland

The timeline for the development of Public Health England – the new public health system – has been outlined by Anita Marsland (left), the Transition Managing Director for PHE. PHE, which is due to be in place in April 2012, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

More responses to Health and Social Care Bill

A number of organisations have published their responses to the Health and Social Care Bill. This is the second round-up of extracts from a selection of responses. ABPI Dr Richard Barker, Director General of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical … Continue reading

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Have your say on funding of new public health service

We are seeking views on how the new public health service will work and how the proposed funding arrangements will be implemented. The consultation on Public Health England covers the allocation of public health funds to local authorities, and the … Continue reading

NHS Outcomes Framework and public health priorities consultation published

The health outcomes against which the NHS will be judged, along with a consultation on proposed priorities for public health outcomes, have been published. The NHS Outcomes Framework is the first of its kind for the NHS and moves the … Continue reading