AGM and Annual Workshop 2022

Virtual delegate pack 

Thank you for registering to join our virtual Annual Workshop this year. This is your virtual delegate pack, containing all the information you’ll need ahead of the session. Please be advised that we’ll continue to add to this page, so be sure to check back in for more updates. 

This year, both the AGM and Annual Workshop will be run using MS Teams. The joining link will be added to the calendar invitation a few hours before the session.

We advise that attendees join the call either on a desktop computer or a laptop. This will ensure that all delegates gain full access to breakout rooms and voting functionalities.

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  • That you have signed up for and downloaded Microsoft Teams onto your device
  • To avoid disruptive echo on the call, please use earphones where possible

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The Annual Workshop is a chance to explore and discuss key policy issues as well as challenges and opportunities within the PH system with fellow colleagues.

The session also includes the ADPH Annual General Meeting, an SLI Workshop and the Annual Report Celebration. The full programme is included below:
10.00 | Welcome and introduction | Greg Fell, ADPH Vice President and DPH Sheffield

10.05 | Presidential reflections | Prof. Jim McManus, ADPH President, DPH Hertfordshire.

10.15 | SLI Workshop | Rupert Suckling, ADPH Membership Secretary and DPH Doncaster
Click here to view the agenda
11.15 | ADPH Annual General Meeting 

12.00 | Lunch break

12.10 | Annual Report Celebration | Nicola Close, ADPH CEO
Presentation highlights
12.25 | Interactive workshop - Commercial determinants of health
Chaired by Greg Fell, ADPH Vice President and DPH Sheffield
Speaker presentations followed by Q&A
  • Prof. Paul Lincoln OBE
  • Prof. Christina Gray, Director for Communities and Public Health, Bristol City Council
  • Julia Weldon, Director of Public Health and Deputy Chief Executive, Hull City Council
13.40 | Group discussions
14.00 | DPH panel and plenary  
Commentaries by the panellists followed by Q&A
14.20 | Summary and closing remarks | Greg Fell, ADPH Vice President and DPH Sheffield

14.30 | Close

In order of appearance...

Greg Fell is the Director of Public Health in Sheffield. He graduated from Nottingham University with a degree in biochemistry and physiology in 1993. He has worked as a social researcher in a maternity unit; a number of roles in health promotion and public health before joining the public health training scheme. Greg worked as a consultant in public health in Bradford in the PCT then Bradford council. Since Feb 2016 he has worked for Sheffield City Council as the Director of Public Health for the city. Greg was also appointed to the role of Vice President to the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) in December 2021.

Jim McManus is Director of Public Health for Hertfordshire. He has worked in local government, the third sector, the NHS and commercial sector. Jim is a Past Chair and co-founder of the Behavioural Science in Public Health Network a Trustee of St Joseph’s Hospice, London. He is an Hon Professor at the University of Hertfordshire and an Honorary Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. He recently completed a Health Foundation Generation Q Fellowship with postgraduate studies in Leadership and Quality Improvement at Ashridge Business School. Jim is a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, Registered Public Health Specialist, Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He has been policy lead for ADPH on drugs and alcohol, public mental health and sexual health. On behalf of ADPH he is a Member of the Steering Group for the NIHR Policy Research Unit at the University of Newcastle, a Member of the Advisory Group for the Public Mental Health Implementation Centre, Royal College of Psychiatrists and a Member of the Oversight Group for the National HIV Action Plan Jim is Population Health lead for the Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care System. Jim is one of a pool of leadership mentors for new DsPH and provides leadership training for people aspiring to practitioner registration with the UK Public Health Register. In 2011 he was awarded the Good Samaritan Medal for Excellence in Healthcare by Pope Benedict XVI, the highest honour for healthcare the Vatican can award.

Rupert trained in general medicine, psychiatry and public health as he followed the path from addressing physical to mental, and finally to social causes of ill-health across the UK. Rupert has held clinical and managerial roles in the NHS, local government, academia and the community, voluntary and the faith sector. Rupert leads the delivery of the Doncaster Health and Wellbeing strategy, reducing health inequalities including the Well Doncaster pathfinder as part of the Well North programme, joining up approaches to mental health and worklessness and getting Doncaster more physically active. He co-led the establishment of the award-winning Doncaster Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) National Demonstration site and subsequently was part of the NICE guideline development group for common mental health problems. He led the award-winning Early Lung Cancer Intervention in Doncaster (3-week cough campaign) social marketing project which influenced the ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ programme which he helped develop with the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis in Cancer steering group. He is a member of the National Institute for Health Research dissemination advisory group. The three values that underpin the work of the Doncaster public health team are ‘learn by doing, ‘make the invisible visible’ and ‘show relentless kindness’.

Nicola became the first Chief Executive of the Association of Directors of Public Health in June 2007. Her remit included developing and implementing a robust governance framework, securing sustainable funding and developing a Business Plan as well as managing the work programme. This includes collaborative policy work, raising awareness and DPH development. The role requires her using her considerable Public Health and Management knowledge and expertise and extensive networks.Since 1996 Nicola has managed and developed staff, finance and systems and is a Member of the Institute of Healthcare Management as well as developing and delivering training courses and education in public health and management. She has a Master’s degree in Mathematics and another in Logic as well as Master’s level education in Public Health including Health Economics. Nicola is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and an Honorary member of the Faculty of Public Health. She has a personal interest in autism and acquired brain injury.

Paul Lincoln has worked in public health at local, national and international levels in the public and third sector for over 40 years. He was a Director at the Health Education Authority and Chief executive of the National Heart Forum and UK Health Forum (UKHF). Prior to that he worked in the NHS and Local Government. He is currently the Chair of one of the National Institute of Clinical and Health Excellence standing Public Health Advisory Committees and Chairs the NICE Diabetes guidelines development Committees. He also chairs the cross Government Alcohol Advisory Group for the Government Office of Health Improvement and Disparities. He is involved as a co-investigator on the UKPRP funded research network exploring the links between trade and health and is a strategic adviser to many national charities and public health professional organisations.

Christina leads a team working at the forefront in improving the mental and physical health and wellbeing for the residents of Bristol, and reducing the gaps in outcomes between the most economically deprived areas and more affluent parts of the city. She is particularly committed to an asset based approach to neighbourhood action and has considerable experience of supporting local people and groups to understand and articulate their concerns, and to organise to achieve improvements in their neighbourhood as well as working through the civic sphere to address the determinants of health through policy, place making and policy. Christina has given evidence to the APPG on Neighbourhoods left behind and is a member of Kerslake Commission looking at ending homelessness. She is engaged with NHS and Local authority partners supporting work to improve population health and reduce inequality across the developing ICS. She is a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, University of the West of England.

Julia has been DPH in Hull for eight years and Deputy Chief Executive for two years. She is one of a small number of DsPH who have responsibility for adult social care. She has been Chair of the Association of Directors of Public Health in Yorkshire and the Humber since 2019. Julia and her team are proud to have contributed to the CMO report in 2021 and will be co-chairing the ADPH Health Inequalities PAG.

Public Health Annual Reports

Directors of Public Health in England have a statutory duty to write an Annual Public Health Report to demonstrate the state of health within their communities. It is a major opportunity for advocacy on behalf of the health of the population and as such can be extremely powerful both in talking to the community and also to support fellow professionals in public health. Click here to read the ADPH guidance on Annual Reports.

At this year's Annual Workshop, we will present an overview of the Annual Public Health reports received for the 2021-2022 submission round. The presentation will be 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.

Highlighted reports below:

On 1st January, 1847, Dr William Henry Duncan became the first Medical Officer of Health in Liverpool.​ Today, we are launching our 175 Year Anniversary project which aims to be a celebration of DsPH and will promote the DPH role throughout the year. Working collaboratively, we will:​

  • publicise success stories – ongoing from May​
  • seek DsPH views via a survey - Summer​
  • produce talking heads – late Summer/Autumn​
  • stage an Awards and a Lecture event - November​
The logo will be made available for DsPH use via this week's BriePH.

Speaker presentations from the Sector-Led Improvement Workshop in order of appearance: Speaker presentations from the Commercial Determinants of Health Workshop in order of appearance:

One of ADPH's priorities is supporting its members in their role as public health leaders. Click here to find out more about the benefits of membership.

We also run a Mentoring Scheme, which aims to offer DsPH who are relatively new in post and in interim/acting positions, support and guidance from colleagues who have had more experience in a substantive DPH role. The scheme also aims to support Associate members who are aspiring to become DsPH. Click here to find out more.

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