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New briefing on public health


The Association of Directors of Public Health has launched a joint briefing on the Healthcare Public Health Advice Service to Clinical Commissioning Groups.

The briefing, developed jointly by the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH), Public Health England and the Faculty of Public Health, sets out a framework to help local authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) review existing and develop and agree future models for an effective healthcare public health advice service.

The briefing is available to download from the ADPH website, or by clicking on the document below.

ADPH President Dr Andrew Furber said: “We hope that this briefing paper will support both ADPH members and others in local authorities and CCGs to explore the range of ways the service is delivered at present, as well as considering how this will need to adapt to new models such as the Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and Accountable Care Organisations.

"Strategic leadership from the Director of Public Health is essential in building a strong collaborative relationship with the CCG and helping to ensure that all aspects of the commissioning cycle reflect and meet the needs of the whole population and help to reduce health inequalities.”