Join webinar on how districts will contribute to the new public health system

The District Councils’ Network (DCN) invites health and wellbeing board members to join a webinar on 1 February from 10 – 11.30am to discuss how districts will play a vital role in the new health and social care landscape and in particular public health.

This webinar will focus on the vital role of districts in the new public health system and help raise the profile of the unique contribution of districts to improving health outcomes. The webinar will be chaired by Sandra Whiles, Chief Executive of Blaby District Council, and will feature presentations from Dr Ruth Milton, Director of Public Health, Hampshire County Council and a representative from Public Health England (tbc).

The webinar is open to all health and wellbeing board members, but in particular directors of Public Health, members & officers (CC & DCs).

In two-tier county council areas, district councils will be a vital partner in helping to deliver the new public health agenda in local government. This will happen directly as members of health and wellbeing boards, but also by continuing to provide essential statutory and discretionary frontline services, public assets and partnerships that help improve the wider determinants of poor health, encourage health improvement and ensure health protection.

In February the DCN is publishing a major publication on the role of district councils in public health, District Action on Public Health. This will demonstrate the contribution of district council services in improving health outcomes across the Public Health Outcomes Framework, as well showcase innovative public health activity occurring across the sector and help spread best practice.

To register for this webinar, please contact David Harrison at the Department of Health at

All you will need for the webinar is a computer and a phone. Alternatively, you can join by smart phone.

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