Statement: Response to second NAO report on NHS Test and Trace

June 25, 2021 in ADPH Updates, Covid-19, Health Protection

Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy, President, Association of Directors of Public Health This is a valuable report and the Association of Directors of Public Health welcomed the opportunity to represent the views of Directors
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Living with COVID: The next step on the roadmap

June 10, 2021 in ADPH Updates, Blog, Covid-19, Health Protection

Jim McManus, Vice President, Association of Directors of Public Health The UK, alongside the rest of the world, has faced hurdle after hurdle whilst dealing with the effects of Covid.
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Statement: Responding to the launch of the UK Health Security Agency

March 24, 2021 in ADPH Updates, Covid-19, Health Protection, PH System

Today’s announcement provides some clarity about the leadership of the UK Health Security Agency and we look forward to further details setting out the government’s wider approach to public health
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Statement: responding to the publication of the public health grant allocations

March 16, 2021 in ADPH Updates, Covid-19, Health Protection, PH Funding, PH System

The public health grant allocations are too little, too late. After years of cuts, and in the context of COVID-19, we are dismayed that this settlement does not reflect the
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Statement: responding to new weight management services funding

March 4, 2021 in ADPH Updates, Covid-19, Health Protection, Obesity, nutrition and physical activity

Whilst we welcome this additional funding for weight management services, we need urgent action and investment to promote healthy places and address the environmental, social and economic factors which cause
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Guidance: Living Safely with Covid: Moving toward a Strategy for Sustainable Exit from the Pandemic

February 26, 2021 in ADPH Updates, Covid-19, Health Protection

Directors of Public Health (DsPH), their teams and partners have been working tirelessly for over a year now with absolute determination to protect the health, wellbeing, and livelihoods of the communities they
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Statement: Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement of a roadmap out of the national lockdown

February 22, 2021 in ADPH Updates, Covid-19, Health Protection

Whilst we cannot afford to endure an endless cycle of lockdowns forever, neither can we accept high levels of COVID-19. That is why the Government is right to take a
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Statement: Response to The Department of Health and Social Care’s legislative proposals for a Health and Care Bill

February 11, 2021 in ADPH Updates, Integration & Devolution, PH System

The proposals recognise the strong collaboration already happening between Directors of Public Health in local government and the NHS; and provide an opportunity to strengthen these relationships in the future. 
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Explainer: COVID-19 Vaccination

January 11, 2021 in ADPH Updates, Covid-19, Health Protection

Key messages  The continuing development and deployment of vaccines at scale over the next few months adds a powerful tool to a broader combination strategy aimed at preventing and suppressing
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Statement: Response to announcement of national lockdown

January 5, 2021 in ADPH Updates, Covid-19, Health Protection

“As the 4 UK Chief Medical Officers outlined in their statement yesterday, COVID-19 cases are rising at an alarming rate and without strong action there is a serious risk that
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