Decision details

Director of Public Health Annual Report

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommmend Forward to Council

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Consideration was given to a report on the Director of Public Health Annual Report.


Under the Health and Social Care Act (2012), the Director of Public Health had a duty to prepare an independent annual report.  As across local authorities nationally, there was a hiatus in producing these reports due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequently due to the recovery work to stand back up core public health duties and services and catch-up key work which had been achieved.


The Director of Public Health Annual Report 2022 aimed to capture an overview of key activity from a public health perspective, over the course of the unique and challenges events of the Covid-19 pandemic.  It also sought to summarise the learning from this period from a public health perspective and describe some of the activity since, in response to this learning. 


Recovery across the health and wellbeing system and society continued and learning would continue to be embedded in the approach of public health going forward, working with partners.


The report described some of the key work undertaken with partners and communities during the course of the pandemic and the actions since.  Working alongside communities and Elected Members was an essential part of the local public health response.


Embedding learning and monitoring of public health activity would continue to be overseen and reported through the Lead Member, Corporate Management Team and Health and Wellbeing Board as part of core business.


RECOMMENDED to Council that the Director of Public Health Annual Report be received.


Reasons for the decision:

To receive the Director of Public Health Annual Report.

Alternative options considered:


Report author: Carolyn Nice

Publication date: 16/11/2023

Date of decision: 16/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Cabinet

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