Moving on

October 27, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Blog by Andrew Furber

It is with mixed emotions that I start this blog with the news that I am moving on from the role of ADPH President. In early 2018 I will join
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ADPH Cycling – Guest blog

August 15, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Blog by admin

I can clearly remember getting the dreaded email from Tim Allison saying that he and his team were planning to start their annual public health bike challenge in sunny Southport
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Employment and the public’s health: what is the role of the DPH?

June 30, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Blog by Andrew Furber

None of us can be in any doubt that having a good job is an important determinant of our health and wellbeing. And losing your job is one of life’s
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Manchester

May 26, 2017 in Blog by Andrew Furber

As I write this blog the latest terrorist atrocity in the UK is still unfolding in Manchester. Parents are still hoping to find their children. Students are wondering if they
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What works

April 10, 2017 in Blog by Andrew Furber

A fundamental part of public health practice is that we base our decisions on evidence. But getting the evidence we need for the day-to-day challenges we face is less easy.
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Happy New Year

January 9, 2017 in Blog by Andrew Furber

I read on twitter a few weeks ago that those looking forward to the end of 2016 clearly hadn’t thought through what was in store in 2017. Last Friday, the
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What do you learn in 160 years?

October 24, 2016 in Blog by Andrew Furber

The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) and the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) had a birthday party this week. 160 years ago saw the formation of the
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The bigger picture

June 9, 2016 in Blog by Andrew Furber

The job of a DPH can be so full on that it can be hard to create the space to think strategically, compare notes with colleagues and get a sense
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Get out more!

November 10, 2015 in Blog by Andrew Furber

Reflections on the ADPH Annual Conference 2015 As things get busy and finances more difficult, it can be hard to avoid becoming inward looking. But perversely these are the very
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Public health: devolution, evolution or revolution?

October 6, 2015 in Blog by Andrew Furber

Devolution is certainly the flavour of the month. It has brought new vocabulary such as DevoManc or, my personal favourite, DevoScouse. It even got David Cameron into hot water when
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