ADPH Annual Report Celebration 2021

May 20, 2021 in Annual Report Competition by Eleanor Cope

The Annual Report Celebration is an opportunity to showcase the role of Directors of Public Health by shining a spotlight on the great work being carried out by local public health teams across the country, celebrating the success of all our members, and promoting the exchange of good practice. Earlier this year, Directors of Public Health were encouraged to submit their Annual Public Health Reports for collation and review. The ADPH team then conducted a light-touch review of all reports submitted, paying particular attention to those that demonstrated creativity, innovation and examples of good practice.

The following reports were highlighted at the ADPH Annual Workshop 2021:


Reports with a COVID-19 Focus

1. NHS Highland – This report demonstrates impact in a local area.

2. Torbay Council – This annual report follows a diary structure to give insight into a DPH perspective of the pandemic.

3. Liverpool City Council This innovative interactive report emphasises the role of the DPH as systems leader.

4. Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council – This report makes use of over 320 diaries submitted by local residents to tell the story of the local journey through the pandemic and its impacts on health and wellbeing.


A Great Topic

Thurrock Council – This report is an in depth study of youth violence in Thurrock and the UK more widely. It makes an excellent case for the adoption of a public health approach to tackle youth violence.


Stand-Out Features

Warwickshire County Council – COVID-19 Impact in Warwickshire – An Exceptional Year.

North East Lincolnshire County Council Director of Public Health Annual Report 2020: Health Inequalities in North East Lincolnshire.


Reports with Innovative Approaches

1. Suffolk County Council – This report is delivered online via a digital report supplemented by video diaries. It is also accompanied by an easy-to-read version.

2. Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council – This annual report is driven by data to deliver a granular insight into health inequalities in the borough. It is available in both a digital and PDF format.