ADPH response to consultation on proposals for changes to Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures

January 16, 2018 in ADPH Updates, Mental Health, Policies by Rachel Cullum

Please find attached the ADPH response to the DCLG consultation on proposals for changes to Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures, submitted 16th January 2018.

575 KBADPH response to consultation on proposals for changes to Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures
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APPH, PHE and LGA Briefing – Making Obesity Everybody’s Business: A Whole Systems Approach to Obesity

December 20, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Obesity, Policies, Publications by Rachel Cullum

Please find attached a briefing from ADPH, LGA and PHE focusing on the Whole Systems Obesity programme, which will provide local authorities with a different approach to tackling obesity.

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ADPH submission to Science and Technology Committee Evidence-Based Early-Years Intervention Inquiry

December 14, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Children and Young People, Policies by Rachel Cullum

Please find attached the ADPH submission to the Science and Technology Committee inquiry into the health impacts of adverse childhood experiences.

The submission is also published on the committee’s website along with other submissions – these can be viewed here.

562 KBADPH response to STC Inquiry – Evidence Based Early Years Intervention
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ADPH Response to Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill Consultation

December 11, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Alcohol and Drugs, Policies by Rachel Cullum

Please find attached the ADPH Response to the Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill Consultation, submitted on 8th December 2017. 432 KBMUP in Wales – ADPH Consultation Response

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ADPH Policy Positions

November 29, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Air Pollution and Climate change, Alcohol and Drugs, Housing, Mental Health, Obesity, PH Workforce, Policies, Publications, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Tobacco by Rachel Cullum

ADPH has published a series of new policy position statements on eight key topics alongside a narrative document exploring roles and enablers within the public health system.

These statements bring together the views and recommendations of our members on eight key public health topics: outdoor air quality, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, obesity, sexual health, housing, and mental health. The narrative is a collation of existing ADPH publications and views from the membership with key recommendations to ensure the public health system is fit for the future.

These statements will help us to drive our policy work forward and push for our members’ recommendations in all the policy work that we do.

If you would like to discuss anything in these documents please do contact the ADPH Policy Team by emailing enquiries@adph.org.uk.

584 KBADPH Narrative on the UK Public Health System579 KBADPH Policy Position – Outdoor Air Quality 581 KBADPH Policy Position – Alcohol 596 KBADPH Policy Position – Tobacco603 KBADPH Policy Position – Drugs 677 KBADPH Policy Position – Obesity629 KBADPH Policy Position – Sexual Health 598 KBADPH Policy Position – Housing and Health 616 KBADPH Policy Position – Mental Health

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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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