COVID-19: The ADPH Approach

March 20, 2020 in ADPH Updates by admin

Like every organisation, the Association of Directors of Public Health is adapting what we do and the way we do it in response to COVID-19, based on the latest national advice and information.

We wanted to explain our approach.

For the foreseeable future, our staff are working remotely and flexibly. The top priority of our members – Directors of Public Health and their teams – is playing their part in national and local efforts to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on the health and wellbeing of the UK.

Our top priority is supporting them.

We will continue to do so by facilitating the link between Directors of Public Health, the Government, the CMOs, PHE and other system partners; ensuring their voices and experiences are heard by decision-makers; providing advice and disseminating resources; promoting national advice and guidance in the media; being an engaged and collaborative partner and facilitating peer-to-peer support and mentoring.

With respect to our projects and programmes, we are actively reviewing our plans. Changes will include postponing events, or delivering them differently, and de-prioritising our involvement in some policy issues. We will however continue with as much of our work as practically possible. These actions will help ensure our members are able to focus on their responsibilities in relation to COVID-19.

To get in touch with ADPH staff, please follow this link.