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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Statement: Christmas period

December 16, 2020 in ADPH Updates, Covid-19, Health Protection

This year has been like no other – with the whole country making extraordinary sacrifices to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. It is therefore understandable that many
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Statement: Response to NAO report on NHS Test and Trace

December 11, 2020 in ADPH Updates, Covid-19, Health Protection

This interim report from the National Audit Office on the NHS Test and Trace Service comprehensively details its development, progress, and challenges – including the perspective of Directors of Public
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Joint Statement: Targeted Community Testing

November 27, 2020 in ADPH Updates, Covid-19, Health Protection

Joint Statement from the Association of Directors of Public Health and the Faculty of Public Health on Targeted Community Testing  The Association of Directors of Public Health and the Faculty
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Statement: Response to the Spending Review

November 25, 2020 in ADPH Updates, Covid-19, Health Protection

Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy, President, Association of Directors of Public Health COVID-19 has shone a light on the knowledge, expertise, and skills of Directors of Public Health and their teams.
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ADPH Presidential blog: Time to reset the strategy

November 10, 2020 in ADPH Updates, Blog, Covid-19, Health Protection

Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy, President, Association of Directors of Public Health We are, once again, being called upon to take firmer individual and collective action to keep each other safe. The national lockdown is
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Statement: Mass testing

November 9, 2020 in ADPH Updates, Covid-19, Health Protection

The ‘mass testing’ pilots, in Liverpool and elsewhere, are vital to help build knowledge and understanding of the complex aspects of the testing proposition and the related science, logistics and public engagement. Several Directors
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Explainer: Test and Trace Service

October 30, 2020 in ADPH Updates, Covid-19, Health Protection, Publications

Introduction   The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) has consistently advocated for a ‘team of teams’ approach to contract tracing and testing, with the responsibilities of each part of the system,
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Statement: Responding to the announcement from government on £1 billion funding for councils this winter

October 22, 2020 in ADPH Updates, Covid-19, Health Protection

Directors of Public Health and their teams have been under enormous pressure since the start of the year leading COVID-19 prevention and outbreak management for their communities and any additional
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