New in Post DsPH Workshop

July 24, 2019 in Events, Masterclasses and workshops by Teresa Grandi

3rd October 2019, central London

The event will be targeted to DsPH who have been in post for less than one year (including those who are in interim/acting positions), but any DPH would be welcome to attend.

The session will be chaired by ADPH Vice-President, Jim McManus, and will include a session on Systems Leadership led by Rupert Suckling, ADPH Honorary Secretary, as well as plenty of opportunities for discussion and networking.

Click here to register

Further details will be made available closer to the date, but contact Lucia for any queries in the meantime.

Annual DPH Workshop and AGM 2019

February 21, 2019 in Events, Headline Events, Masterclasses and workshops by Teresa Grandi

16th May 2019

St Brides Foundation, Central London

The Annual DPH Workshop provided some engaging discussions on key policy issues as well as challenges and opportunities within the wider PH system. The ADPH Annual General Meeting was held on the same day. 

The programme included:

  • Presentations by Niven Rennie, Director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit and Lib Peck, Director of the London Violence Reduction Unit followed by panel discussions focusing on the PH approach to violence
  • Table discussions – on specific PH policy topics as well as the wider PH system
  • Annual Report Competition results – overview of submissions and announcement of this year’s winner
  • Sharing practice on measuring impact – examples and presentations from Networks
  • Networking opportunities

Click here to view the evaluations’ summary. Further material, including speaker presentations, is also available to view on eForums

Please contact Teresa Grandi for any queries.

Immersive Workshop: Integrated Care Systems

February 20, 2019 in Events, Masterclasses and workshops by Teresa Grandi

Monday 29th April, St Brides Foundation, central London

The Immersive Workshop on Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) offered delegates a chance to discuss key issues around ICSs and Population Health Management (PHM) and map common areas and challenges. The day comprised presentations by external speakers and DsPH/CsPH with ICSs experience as well as opportunities to network and discuss key issues around the topic. The material is available to download below.

Presentation by Alex Baylis (Acting Director of Policy, The King’s Fund)

589 KBContextualising ICSs: perspective from the King’s Fund

Presentation by Bob Ricketts (Director of System Support, NHS England)

1 MBContextualising ICSs: perspectives from NHS England

Presentation by Helen Atkinson (Executive Director of Public Health and Wider Determinants of Health, Surrey County Council and ADPH Honorary Secretary- Infrastructure)

2 MBThe role of DsPH within the context of ICSs

Presentation by Nicky Cleave (Assistant Director of Public Health, Dorset & part-time GP)

1 MBICSs and PHM in context: local perspectives

Contact Teresa for any queries.

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LGA/ADPH Annual Public Health Conference and Exhibition 2019

February 20, 2019 in ADPH Updates, Events, Headline Events by admin

Supporting resilient communities: helping people to feel good and function well

Victoria Park Plaza, London, SW1V 1EQ
Thursday 21st March 2019

Our annual flagship conference on public health explored and built on the challenging, innovative work being undertaken by local authorities, their partners and communities as they continue to make progress on improving the nation’s wellbeing and tackling health inequalities.

This year’s conference focused on developing and supporting resilient, healthy communities. We heard from expert speakers, councils and partners on key local and national strategies for promoting health and wellbeing and strengthening resilience to health problems.

Speakers included:

  • Steve Brine MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Public Health and Primary Care
  • Jim McManus, Vice-President, ADPH and Director of Public Health, Hertfordshire County Council
  • Ruth Sutherland, Chief Executive, The Samaritans
  • Nathan Dennis, Director and Community Engagement Consultant, First Class Legacy
  • Rob Trimble, Chief Executive, Bromley by Bow Centre
  • Professor Dame Sue Bailey, Consultant Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist and Professor of Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Diane Lee, Head of Public Health, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health
  • Professor Jane South, Professor of Healthy Communities, Leeds Beckett University
  • Jude Stansfield, National Adviser – Public Mental Health and Healthy Communities, Public Health England
  • Deborah Harkins, Director of Public Health, Dudley Council
  • Bev Taylor, Social Prescribing Development Manager, NHS England
  • Professor Sian Griffiths OBE, Deputy Chair, Gamble Aware and Associate Non-Executive Board Member, Public Health England
  • Professor Jane South, Professor of Healthy Communities, Leeds Beckett University
  • Cllr Ian Hudspeth, LGA Community Wellbeing Board and Leader, Oxfordshire County Council

Visit the LGA website for further details.

Immersive Workshop: Expanded Portfolios

February 19, 2019 in ADPH Updates, Events, Masterclasses and workshops by Teresa Grandi

Tuesday 5th March 2019, St Brides Foundation

The workshop provided an opportunity to network with and learn from other DsPH with expanded portfolios that have taken on a wide range of responsibilities, from environmental health to road safety; leisure services to licensing.

Masterclass: Local Government Law and Practice

February 15, 2019 in Events, Masterclasses and workshops by Teresa Grandi

Local Government Law and Practice: The Survival Guide for Directors of Public Health
Wednesday 19th June
Fleet Place House, 2 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7RF

This workshop will be delivered by Bevan Brittan LLP, and it will cover key legal issues in local government including procurement, consultation and general powers, the powers and duties of elected members and officers.


To survive and be effective at senior level in local government you need to understand some key legal issues as they work in this sector, including procurement, consultation and general powers, the powers and duties of elected members and officers. This seminar will equip you with that essential knowledge. Feedback from previous sessions is this knowledge is valuable for Directors, Consultants and Assistant Directors in Public Health.


A day where you will work with two very experienced senior lawyers: a partner of a major law firm with extensive local government experience and a practising long experienced council lawyer. Interactive sessions, with a detailed resource pack and ample time for your questions and issues are built into the day.

Space for this event is limited. DsPH should contact Teresa for further details and to register.

Training Session: Developing as a Mentor with ADPH

February 14, 2019 in Events, Masterclasses and workshops by Teresa Grandi

Developing as a Mentor with ADPH

Training session for current and future Mentors

9th October, Bristol

This one-day training sessions is suitable for aspiring as well as established ADPH Mentors. It aims to help new Mentors understand how the ADPH mentoring scheme operates and to give more experienced Mentors, who are expected to attend a refresher session once a year, additional techniques and an opportunity to share experiences or discuss challenges with our expert mentoring trainer

The session will take place in Bristol on the 9th of October. New Mentors will be invited to arrive at 9:30 am and experienced Mentors at 11:00am. Full ADPH members, with over one and a half years of experience in a substantive DPH role, are eligible to attend.  

To sign-up to this training session, or if you are unable to attend but are still interested in becoming an ADPH Mentor, please contact Lucia.

ADPH/LGA Conference – Healthy weight, healthy future: making childhood obesity everybody’s business

February 14, 2019 in Events by Teresa Grandi

Wednesday 17th July, central London

Organised jointly by the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Public Health, this conference will consider proposals outlined in the second chapter of the Government’s Childhood obesity plan for action and the position of local authorities as leaders of a whole systems approach to tackling childhood obesity.

Keynote speakers, expert panels and workshops will address questions such as:
  • How are councils helping schools to deliver the healthy weight agenda?
  • How to develop planning strategies to which prioritise local healthy food environments and protect green space?
  • Where should the soft drinks levy be spent to achieve maximum impact on children’s health?

This event will also be one of the first opportunities to hear from councils on the Trailblazer programme about the progress made so far, with a particular focus on the targeting inequalities.  

Click here to register, and contact Teresa for any queries.

Finance Masterclass: influencing budget decisions within local authorities

February 13, 2019 in Events, Masterclasses and workshops, Upcoming events by Teresa Grandi

14th November 2019

Wellington House, London SE1 8UG

ADPH and PHE are pleased to announce this upcoming workshop, which will take place on the 14th of November at Wellington House. The objective of the day will be to broaden knowledge about finance issues and provide confidence to lead challenging conversations within this area. We are planning a contribution from a Local Authority CFO as well as technical input from PHE.

Further details will be circulated in due course, please contact Lucia to register your interest.

ADPH Annual Conference 2019

February 12, 2019 in Events, Headline Events, Upcoming events by Teresa Grandi

22nd November 2019

Oval Kennington, south London

The 2019 ADPH Annual Conference will take place on the 22nd of November at the KIA Oval in south London. This year’s theme will be “Leading into the Future: the role of the Director of Public Health”.

This year’s theme will be “Leading into the Future: the role of the Director of Public Health”. The day will comprise a varied and dynamic programme of interactive sessions and keynotes from leaders in the field focusing on the built environment and sustainability, the DPH leadership role and a the Welsh Wellbeing of Future Generations Act. Delegates will also have ample opportunities to network with colleagues and share knowledge, insights and experiences on key public health issues such as ACEs, the public health approach to violence and Integrated Care Systems.

We are also planning to hold separate informal discussion sessions before the official start (around 9.15am) for new in post DsPH and for Associate members. Please let us know if you’d be interested in attending either one of these sessions and we’ll follow up with further details.

Click here to register

Our exhibitors this year will include:

Please contact Teresa for any queries.