Manchester

May 26, 2017 in ADPH Updates, President's Blog, Publications by Andrew Furber

As I write this blog the latest terrorist atrocity in the UK is still unfolding in Manchester. Parents are still hoping to find their children. Students are wondering if they will ever see their friends again. We are all appalled by the brutality of the act.

Of course it is not the first such outrage on our soil. London has sadly had to respond to a number of these tragedies, as recently as March in Westminster.

The response in Manchester as it has been elsewhere has been extraordinary. A homeless man pulled nails out of children, people opened up their homes to strangers and taxi drivers have given a free ride to those who needed to get home. The response from public services has been no less remarkable. Staff have worked above and beyond their paid hours and dealt with things they could never have imagined having to do.

John Middleton and I have sent a message of support to the Directors of Public Health and their teams in Greater Manchester. They continue to do extraordinary work. Other DsPH have been in touch to offer their support too. Currently the local response is being managed within the capacity of the Greater Manchester Public Health Network, but I know these expressions of support have been appreciated. Such were the distances that people had travelled to the concert that many of us will have people directly or indirectly affected in our own patches.

Whilst Directors of Public Health play an important role in emergency preparedness and response, we also play our part in developing the community and personal resilience which is so vital at these times. With the UK terror threat moving to critical and a general election looming, these will no doubt be tested over the coming weeks.

All of us will have been affected in some way by these events. You will have your own way of dealing with them, but we neglect our personal resilience at our peril. This bank holiday weekend I’ll be joining the ADPH Cycle Club (yes, there is one) on its Cities of Culture Tour as it passes through Manchester on its way to Hull. You can follow our progress using #cycle4lifeph on Twitter. Whatever you are doing I hope you get chance to recharge your batteries.

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ADPH Business Plan 2017-2020

May 24, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Business Plans, Publications by admin

ADPH Business Plan 2017-2020.

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Annual Review 2016-17

May 22, 2017 in Annual Reviews, Publications by admin

Annual Review 2016-17.

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ADPH Consultation Response: 100% Business Rates Retention

May 2, 2017 in ADPH Updates, PH Funding, PH System, Publications by Rachel Cullum

Attached is the ADPH response to the DCLG consultation on 100% business rates retention submitted on 2 May. This consultation focused on the design of the reformed system.

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Public Health & Public Sector Reform

March 9, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Publications by Rachel Cullum

Attached is the Public Health in Local Government: A Model for Public Sector Reform report published today.

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Air quality: a briefing for directors of public health

March 6, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Air Pollution and Climate change, Publications, Sustainability and Climate Change by admin

Defra together with PHE have published a toolkit which provides details on how local authorities can use the Public Health Outcomes Indicator to specify appropriate mitigation measures to reduce the impact of both short term and long term exposure of air pollution. The guide emphasises the importance of communication and engagement amongst all relevant local stakeholders on air quality issues.

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Local authorities have a central role in achieving improvements in air quality; their local knowledge and interaction with the communities that they serve mean that they know the issues on the ground in detail. They are best placed to decide and work with partners to implement the appropriate solutions in regards to local transport, smoke control, planning and public health.

Directors of Public Health have a crucial role to play as leaders and influencers, shaping how local approaches can help clean up air in their area most effectively. This briefing provides the information to help Directors of Public Health consider the appropriate public health response to air pollution in their area. There is extensive evidence about the health impacts of air pollution, growing media and public interest and an indicator on mortality attributed to particulate matter air pollution in the Public Health Outcomes Framework.

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ADPH and PHE report: Waterpipe smoking (shisha) in England – the public health challenge

March 2, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Policies, Publications, Tobacco by Rulan Chatrath

Attached is the ADPH and PHE report on Waterpipe smoking (shisha) in England – the public health challenge, published on 2 March 2017.

627 KBPHE & ADPH Shisha Report – February 2017
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ADPH Consultation response: government’s green paper on Work and Health.

February 16, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Publications by Rulan Chatrath

Attached is the ADPH response to the government’s green paper on Work and Health. This was submitted on 16 February 2017.

791 KBADPH Work, Health and Disability Green Paper – Consultation Response, February 2017
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ADPH Supported Housing Consultation Response

February 13, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Built Environment, Housing, Policies, Publications by Rulan Chatrath

Attached is the ADPH response to the consultation on funding for supported housing, submitted on 13 February 2017.

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NICE consultation on Oral health in care homes and hospitals quality standard – ADPH response

January 27, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Dental and Oral Health, Policies, Publications by Rulan Chatrath

Attached is the ADPH response to the NICE consultation on Oral health in care homes and hospitals quality standard. This was submitted on 27 January 2017 and was written by Dympna Edwards, Assistant DPH, St Helens.

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