ADPH Annual Conference and AGM 2012
Shared problems; joint solutions – DsPH working across systems
Starting with perspectives from Wales and Northern Ireland and with the afternoon session about working with Local Authorities (with a pre-1974 Medical Officer of Health and current LA CEOs) the conference agenda once again covered concerns that were at the forefront of DsPH minds.There were two table sessions with outputs on ‘quick wins’ for local PH and ‘what does success look like?’ There was also a chance for our new President, Janet Atherton to speak to members about her hopes and challenges. The conference ended with the CEO designate of Public Health England giving his initial thoughts on the new PH system in England. The summary of outcomes can be viewed here. The evaluation from the conference showed once again that overwhelmingly members feel it is a good use of their time.
Tony Jewell, CMO Wales
Paul Darragh, PH Agency, Northern Ireland
Janet Atherton, President ADPH