Immersive Workshop – Expanded Portfolios

January 28, 2019 in ADPH Updates, Events, Masterclasses and workshops, Upcoming events by Teresa Grandi

Tuesday 5th March 2019, St Brides Foundation

The ADPH are keen to support those members who have expanded portfolios and will be running a workshop for this group. The main purpose of the day will be for the DsPH to problem solve together but we expect also to build in an input on theory of leadership.

DsPH with a wider portfolio and who would like to help us shape this day, should contact Zahra

Additionally, we will be holding an informal lunchtime discussion for this group at our annual conference in December. DsPH are welcome to join in to help us inform the outline of the workshop.

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LGA/ADPH Annual Public Health Conference and Exhibition 2019

January 25, 2019 in ADPH Updates, Headline Events, Upcoming events by admin

Supporting resilient communities: helping people to feel good and function well

Victoria Park Plaza, London, SW1V 1EQ
Thursday 21st March 2019

Our annual flagship conference on public health will explore and build on the challenging, innovative work being undertaken by local authorities, their partners and communities as they continue to make progress on improving the nation’s wellbeing and tackling health inequalities.

This year’s conference will focus on developing and supporting resilient, healthy communities. We will hear from expert speakers, councils and partners on key local and national strategies for promoting health and wellbeing and strengthening resilience to health problems.

Join us at our most popular health conference of the year to hear the very latest thinking on key policy and improvement agendas. This is your opportunity to put your questions and comments to those involved in shaping and implementing them at strategic and community levels, and to network with your peers on the public health issues that matter to you locally.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Ruth Sutherland, Chief Executive, Samaritans
  • Imelda Redmond, National Director, Healthwatch England
  • Nathan Dennis, Director and Community Engagement Consultant, First Class Legacy
  • Rob Trimble, Chief Executive, Bromley by Bow Centre
  • Professor Dame Sue Bailey, Consultant Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist and Professor of Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Diane Lee, Head of Public Health, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health
  • Professor Jane South, Professor of Healthy Communities, Leeds Beckett University
  • Jude Stansfield, National Adviser – Public Mental Health and Healthy Communities, Public Health England
  • Deborah Harkins, Director of Public Health, Dudley Council
  • Bev Taylor, Social Prescribing Development Manager, NHS England
  • Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chair, LGA Community Wellbeing Board and Leader, Oxfordshire County Council (Chair)
  • Jim McManus, Vice-President, ADPH and Director of Public Health, Hertfordshire County Council (Chair)

To register and for more details visit the LGA page.

Training Session: Developing as a Mentor with ADPH

January 24, 2019 in Events, Masterclasses and workshops, Upcoming events by Teresa Grandi

Developing as a Mentor with ADPH

Training session for current and future Mentors

5th April, London | 9th May, Bristol

This one-day training session is suitable for aspiring as well as established ADPH Mentors. It aims to help new Mentors understand how the ADPH mentoring scheme operates and to give more experienced Mentors, who are expected to attend a refresher session once a year, additional techniques and an opportunity to share experiences or discuss challenges.

There are two new dates/locations to choose from (which will run subject to demand):

  • Friday 5thApril, London
  • Thursday 9thMay, Bristol

New Mentors will be invited to arrive at 10:00am and experienced Mentors at 11:00am. Full ADPH members, with over one and a half years of experience in a substantive DPH role, are eligible to attend.

To sign-up to one of the above training sessions, or for more information, please contact Lucia.

ADPH DsPH Workshop and AGM 2019

January 16, 2019 in Events, Headline Events, Upcoming events by Teresa Grandi

16th May 2019

St Brides Foundation, Central London

Registrations for the ADPH DsPH Workshop, which aims to inform ADPH strategy on policy issues, are now open. The ADPH Annual General Meeting will be held on the same day.

The programme will include:

  • Speaker presentation and panel discussions focusing on PH approach to violence
  • Annual Report Competition results – overview of submissions and announcement of this year’s winner
  • Sharing PH practice – examples and presentations from Networks
  • Table discussions – on specific PH policy topics as well as the wider PH system
  • Networking opportunities

Please note that the DsPH Workshop is only open to DsPH, whereas the AGM is open to all ADPH members.

Click here to register

A draft agenda will be circulated in the following weeks. For any queries contact Teresa Grandi.

Workshop for new DsPH

November 8, 2018 in Events, Masterclasses and workshops by Teresa Grandi

Tuesday 27th November 2018, St Brides Foundation

Following from the report on Development Needs of Recently Appointed DsPH, we have organised a workshop for DsPH who are new in post. The event will take place on Tuesday 27th November 2018 in St Brides Foundation, and will be chaired by ADPH Vice President, Jim McManus. The day will include input from more experienced DsPH, CEO from a local authority, a session on leadership as well as many networking opportunities. Please contact Zahra on with your interest to register.

Draft Agenda – Workshop for new DsPH


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Promoting the Role of the Director of Public Health as a System Leader

February 9, 2018 in Events, Masterclasses and workshops, Publications by admin

At the end of last year, in collaboration with the Health Foundation ADPH organised a workhop for key ADPH stakeholders to explore possible approaches to promoting the role of the DPH as a system leader. 

The half-day workshop was held at The Health Foundation and was facilitated by Gill Burt. A detailed report can now be accessed here.


ADPH 2018 Annual Conference

January 9, 2018 in Events, Headline Events by Teresa Grandi

Disruptive Leadership

Monday, 3rd December 2018, Woburn House, London

With over 90 delegates in attendance, the ADPH Annual Conference offered thought-provoking discussions and explored different perspectives on this year’s theme ‘Disruptive Leadership’.

Morning Sessions:

Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy opened the day with some reflections on her first 200 days as ADPH President and set out her vision for the Association’s future. Click here to read the full speech.

Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health and Social Care,  followed with a compelling presentations titled “Can Public Health Professionals Change the World?”, in which she outlined her take on on disruptive leadership and offered her reflections on the impact of public health professionals on the wider health landscape.

Dr Ben Maruthappu, Co-Founder of NHS Accelerator and Cera, then offered an insight into the challenges and opportunities offered by the new digital environment with his presentation titled “Redefining Leadership in an Age of Digital Disruption”.

Click here to listen to Ben’s presentation.

The Health Foundation Project Panel Discussion welcomed Dr Dagmar Zeuner, Director of Public Health for the London Borough of Merton, Nicky Hawkins, Communications Strategist at the The FrameWorks Institute and Tim Elwell-Sutton, Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships (Healthy Lives) at the The Health Foundation. The panel offered a discussion on the impact of framing on public health narrative. 

Click here to view Tim’s presentations slides.

Afternoon Sessions: 

The DPH Panel Perspective, chaired by Rupert Suckling, DPH for Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, welcomed Dominic Harrison, DPH for Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Greg Fell, DPH for Sheffield City Council, Ruth Tennant, DPH for Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Helen Atkinson, DPH for Surrey County Council. 

Helen Howson, Director of the Bevan Commission, followed with an insight into the Bevan Commission and its role in transforming health and care in Wales.

Click here to listen to Helen’s presentation and here to view the slides.

Professor Tim LangProfessor of Food Policy at City University London finished the day with a presentation titled “Food Brexit: the Realities of Disruptive Management”, which gave  an insight into the challenges and opportunities that Brexit presents in regard to food production and distribution and how this will affect local authorities in the UK. 

Click here to view Tim’s presentation slides and follow this link to read Tim’s paper: Why Local Authorities should prepare Food Brexit Plans by T Lang, E Millstone, T Lewis & G McFarlane, November 30, 2018.

Further details on the lessons learned at the conference can be found here. You can also click here to read a summary of the feedback collected after the conference and follow this link to view read the social media reactions. Please contact Teresa for further details.

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LGA/ADPH annual public health conference and exhibition 2018

December 12, 2017 in Events, Headline Events by admin

Narrowing the health inequalities gap

Our joint LGA/ADPH conference took place on 1 March 2018 and explored the serious health inequalities that still exist within our local communities and how they are being addressed.

Speakers included Steve Brine MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Chair of ukactive and Lord John Bird MBE, Founder of The Big Issue.

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ADPH Policy Workshop and AGM 2018

December 11, 2017 in Events, Headline Events, Masterclasses and workshops by admin

Our annual Policy Workshop and AGM took place on 18 May 2018 in central London.

Programme for the workshop can be viewed here and it included:

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Annual Report Competition results
  • Sharing PH practice
  • Launch of the ADPH position statements

Please note that the policy workshop is open to Full and Affiliate members (DsPH) only. ADPH Associate and Alumni members are welcome to attend the afternoon AGM.

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Air Quality Masterclasses – Autumn 2017

September 1, 2017 in Events, Masterclasses and workshops by admin

Health Inequalities and Air Pollution: What can PH do to improve air quality?

The ADPH in collaboration with Defra and PHE hosted two Air Quality Masterclasses (London and Leeds) in Autumn 2017.

These masterclasses were relevant for those members who:

  • Need more information about the urgency around air quality;
  • Are aware of the urgency of the matter but need ideas on how to increase its priority.

Objectives were:

  • Equip attendees with the most recent information;
  • Craft powerful arguments.