ADPH Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Minimum Unit Pricing

November 15, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Alcohol and Drugs by Rachel Cullum

Please find attached the ADPH statement on the Supreme Court judgement on Minimum Unit Pricing. 516 KBADPH Statement – Supreme Court Judgement on MUP

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ADPH Submission to Raynsford Review of Planning

October 30, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Housing, Policies by Rachel Cullum

Please find attached the ADPH submission to the Raynsford Review of Planning, submitted 30th October 2017. 571 KBADPH Raynsford Review Consultation Response – Final

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Moving on

October 27, 2017 in ADPH Updates, President's Blog by Andrew Furber

It is with mixed emotions that I start this blog with the news that I am moving on from the role of ADPH President. In early 2018 I will join Public Health England as their Centre Director for Yorkshire and the Humber. I am looking forward to this challenge, but am sad to be leaving ADPH a few months before the end of my term of office.

Being ADPH President has been one of the most professionally fulfilling things I have ever done. It has been a privilege to visit most parts of the United Kingdom (I never got to the islands but did meet most of their DsPH). The work being done by ADPH members in all four countries is inspiring. In the last two weeks I’ve been in Scotland hearing about their impressive work on health as a human right, with DsPH in the South West of England who are doing some excellent stuff in challenging circumstances and in Wales seeing some outstanding local practice at the Public Health Wales conference. From my visits to Northern Ireland I’m aware of the amazing progress being made in a very difficult context.

ADPH is much more than one person and the work will continue without me at the helm. We discussed future arrangements at the ADPH Board meeting this week and I’m grateful that, as our constitution indicates, our Vice President will become acting President until the AGM in May 2018. She will be supported by the other board members and a very capable staff team and I am immensely grateful to them all.

A call for nominations for the next President will go out in the New Year. Three years ago it hadn’t crossed my mind to throw my hat into the ring until someone suggested it to me. Please be thinking seriously about whether it could be you or someone you could propose. I am very happy to speak in confidence to individuals who may be interested. You can contact me via the ADPH office or directly.

Also at the Board meeting we discussed the emerging themes from the organisational impact report we have commissioned from Phil Swann of Shared Intelligence. Overall it was hugely encouraging, but also indicated some clear areas for further development (which is what we wanted). Phil will be presenting the next iteration of the report at our Annual Conference on 29 November. Please make it a priority to attend at least this part of the day if you can. Your advice on how ADPH should respond is essential and will inform the next stage in the development of our organisation, and provide an agenda for the next President. You can book your place here.

I am moving on, but ADPH must move on too. With such talent in our ranks I have no doubt that it will.

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Guide to support the effective commissioning and delivery of lifestyle weight management services for children and their families

October 4, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Obesity, Policies by Rachel Cullum

Please find attached guidance from the APDH, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Public Health England, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Royal College of Physicians: Guide to support the effective commissioning and delivery of lifestyle weight management services for children and their families in England.

PHE have also published supporting practical tools including a step-by-step guide to conversations with families for health and care professionals and a capturing data resource.

Published alongside this is a systematic review, undertaken by UCL which looks at the critical features of successful Tier 2 weight management programmes for children.2 MBTier 2 Child Weight Management Services Guide

Further guidance and resources are also available here.

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ADPH response to consultation on APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings’ Green Paper, Building our Future: Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings.

September 28, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Housing, Policies by Rachel Cullum

Please find attached the ADPH Response to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Healthy Homes and Buildings’ Green Paper, Building our Future: Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings, submitted 28th September 2017. 420 KBADPH Housing and Health Green Paper Consultation Response, September 2017

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ADPH Budget Representation 2017

September 21, 2017 in ADPH Updates, PH Funding, PH System by Rachel Cullum

Please find attached the ADPH Representation to the Budget 2017, sent to the Treasury on 21st September 2017. 517 KBAssociation of Directors of Public Health – Budget Statement September 2017

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ADPH & NCVO Publication: Guide to Commissioning Arts & Cultural Providers for Better Health and Wellbeing

September 8, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Policies, Publications by Rachel Cullum

Please see below a guide for commissioners of health and wellbeing services on partnering with the arts and cultural sector to deliver better outcomes.  It draws on learning from the National Council for Voluntary Organisation’s Cultural Commissioning Programme, which worked with Kent County Council and NHS Gloucestershire CCG to enable innovative partnerships and whole person approaches, reducing the need for costly interventions further down the line.  It includes practical guidance and case studies, covering aspects of physical health, mental health and wellbeing.

It has been produced by NCVO in collaboration with the Association of Directors of Public Health.

2 MBGuide to commissioning arts & culture for health & wellbeing – August 2017
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ADPH statement on the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health

August 31, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Mental Health, Uncategorized by Rachel Cullum

Please find attached a statement from ADPH on the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health, published 30th August 2017.

378 KBADPH statement on the Mental Health Concordat
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Joint Briefing on the Healthcare Public Health Advice Service to Clinical Commissioning Groups (Core Offer)

August 30, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Health and Social Care Services, Publications by Rachel Cullum

Please find attached a new joint briefing from ADPH, PHE and FPH setting out a framework to help local authorities and CCGs review existing and develop future models for healthcare public health advice services, along with a statement from ADPH regarding the publication.

379 KBADPH statement on the Healthcare Public Heath Advice Service to CCGs214 KBHealthcare Advice Service Briefing

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ADPH response to Sexual Health, Reproductive Health and HIV: A Review of Commissioning report

August 30, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Uncategorized by Rachel Cullum

Attached is the ADPH Statement in response to the review of commissioning of sexual health, reproductive health and HIV services, published on 30th August 2017.

380 KBADPH statement on Sexual Health Reproductive Health and HIV – A Review of Commissioning August 2017
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