ADPH Annual Conference 2019

February 22, 2019 in Events, Headline Events by Teresa Grandi

Leading into the Future: the role of the Director of Public Health

22nd November 2019
Oval Kennington, London SE11 5SS

With over 130 delegates in attendance, the 2019 ADPH Annual Conference comprised a varied and dynamic programme of interactive sessions and keynotes from leaders in the field exploring different perspectives on this year’s theme “Leading into the future: the role of the Director of Public Health”.

Morning Session

Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy (ADPH Vice President and DPH Tameside) opened the day with some reflections as she approaches the halfway mark of her three-year Presidency term. Click here to read the transcript of her speech. 

Shaping Healthy Places

The morning session sought to explore what a healthy place looks like in the 21st century, and what the role of the Director of Public Health should be in shaping healthy places. Delegates heard keynotes from David Rudlin (Director at Urbed), Marcus Morrell (Foresight Lead, UKIMEA Region at Arup) and Dr Oliver Jones (Director of Architecture and Built Environment, Design Council) and participated in the subsequent panel discussion chaired by Prof. Jim McManus (ADPH Vice-President and DPH Hertfordshire).

Afternoon session

Responsible Leadership: DPH Perspective

The afternoon opened up with a panel discussion exploring the future of wider partnership work with a focus on the changing role of the Director of Public Health. Adam Grodecki (Founder and CEO at Forward Institute) provided an introduction to the work of the Forward Institute and its approach to fostering responsible leadership. Alice Wiseman (DPH Gateshead), Sarah Scott (DPH Gloucestershire), Dr Louise Smith (DPH Norfolk) and Dr Sandra Husband (DPH City of London and Hackney) contributed to the discussion with commentaries on what responsible leadership meant to them and their thoughts of leadership programmes they had participated in that helped them to take their journey forward.

Preparing for the future: the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act

The last session from the day welcomed Jyoti Atri (Interim Director of Health and Wellbeing, Public Health Wales) who provided an introduction to the Welsh public health context and the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act. She was joined by Ruth Tennant (ADPH Honorary Secretary – Infrastructure and DPH Solihull) and Sarah Price (Director for Population Health and Commissioning, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership) who offered their thoughts on how the learning from the Welsh experience could be applied to the English context.

The conference provided plenty of opportunities for discussion and networking with colleagues on topics related to the sessions, as well as key public health issues such as the public health approach to violence, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Integrated Care Systems.

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Other exhibitors included

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.

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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.

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LGA/ADPH Annual Public Health Conference and Exhibition 2020

February 10, 2019 in Headline Events, Upcoming events by admin

Brighton | 24 March 2020

Our annual flagship conference on public health will explore and build on the challenging, innovative work being undertaken by councils and public health teams with their partners and local communities.

Local authorities and their partners continue to make progress on improving health and wellbeing and tackling health inequalities. They work together in new, diverse and innovative ways to protect and improve the nation’s health, despite stark financial challenges.

This keynote annual event features a wealth of expert speakers, participatory workshop sessions and opportunities to network with speakers, delegates and exhibitors from across the public health spectrum.

Join us at our most popular health conference of the year. This is your opportunity to hear the very latest thinking on key policy and improvement agendas, put your questions and comments to those involved in shaping them at the highest level, and network with your peers on the issues that matter to you locally.

Delegate feedback from the 2019 event:
“The agenda was excellent”
“We have identified this as the core event for us around public health due to the people attending”
“So many good presentations”
“Pertinent, timely, good quality, affordable”
“Excellent sessions… really helped shape my understanding”

Who should attend
• senior elected members
• members of health and wellbeing boards
• directors of public health
• directors of adult services
• directors of children’s services
• senior officers
• policy makers
• service managers
• health partners
• academics
• other stakeholders working in or interested in public health in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors

Cost to attend
LGA member: £229 + VAT
Non-member: £365 + VAT

Book via the LGA website

Annual DPH Workshop and AGM 2020

February 8, 2019 in Events, Headline Events, Masterclasses and workshops, Upcoming events by Teresa Grandi

13th May 2020

St Brides Foundation, central London

The Annual DPH Workshop will comprise an interactive programme looking at key policy issues as well as challenges and opportunities within the wider PH system. The ADPH Annual General Meeting will be held on the same day.

The results of the Annual Report Competition will also be announced. Visit this page to view last year’s winners.

Click here to register

Further details about the day will be available in due course. Contact Teresa for any queries.

Directions to the venue

ADPH 2018 Annual Conference

January 9, 2018 in Events, Headline Events by Teresa Grandi

Disruptive Leadership

Monday, 3rd December 2018, Woburn House, London

With over 90 delegates in attendance, the ADPH Annual Conference offered thought-provoking discussions and explored different perspectives on this year’s theme ‘Disruptive Leadership’.

Morning Sessions:

Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy opened the day with some reflections on her first 200 days as ADPH President and set out her vision for the Association’s future. Click here to read the full speech.

Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health and Social Care,  followed with a compelling presentations titled “Can Public Health Professionals Change the World?”, in which she outlined her take on on disruptive leadership and offered her reflections on the impact of public health professionals on the wider health landscape.

Dr Ben Maruthappu, Co-Founder of NHS Accelerator and Cera, then offered an insight into the challenges and opportunities offered by the new digital environment with his presentation titled “Redefining Leadership in an Age of Digital Disruption”.

Click here to listen to Ben’s presentation.

The Health Foundation Project Panel Discussion welcomed Dr Dagmar Zeuner, Director of Public Health for the London Borough of Merton, Nicky Hawkins, Communications Strategist at the The FrameWorks Institute and Tim Elwell-Sutton, Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships (Healthy Lives) at the The Health Foundation. The panel offered a discussion on the impact of framing on public health narrative. 

Click here to view Tim’s presentations slides.

Afternoon Sessions: 

The DPH Panel Perspective, chaired by Rupert Suckling, DPH for Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, welcomed Dominic Harrison, DPH for Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Greg Fell, DPH for Sheffield City Council, Ruth Tennant, DPH for Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Helen Atkinson, DPH for Surrey County Council. 

Helen Howson, Director of the Bevan Commission, followed with an insight into the Bevan Commission and its role in transforming health and care in Wales.

Click here to listen to Helen’s presentation and here to view the slides.

Professor Tim LangProfessor of Food Policy at City University London finished the day with a presentation titled “Food Brexit: the Realities of Disruptive Management”, which gave  an insight into the challenges and opportunities that Brexit presents in regard to food production and distribution and how this will affect local authorities in the UK. 

Click here to view Tim’s presentation slides and follow this link to read Tim’s paper: Why Local Authorities should prepare Food Brexit Plans by T Lang, E Millstone, T Lewis & G McFarlane, November 30, 2018.

Further details on the lessons learned at the conference can be found here. You can also click here to read a summary of the feedback collected after the conference and follow this link to view read the social media reactions. Please contact Teresa for further details.

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LGA/ADPH annual public health conference and exhibition 2018

December 12, 2017 in Events, Headline Events by admin

Narrowing the health inequalities gap

Our joint LGA/ADPH conference took place on 1 March 2018 and explored the serious health inequalities that still exist within our local communities and how they are being addressed.

Speakers included Steve Brine MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Chair of ukactive and Lord John Bird MBE, Founder of The Big Issue.

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ADPH Policy Workshop and AGM 2018

December 11, 2017 in Events, Headline Events, Masterclasses and workshops by admin

Our annual Policy Workshop and AGM took place on 18 May 2018 in central London.

Programme for the workshop can be viewed here and it included:

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Annual Report Competition results
  • Sharing PH practice
  • Launch of the ADPH position statements

Please note that the policy workshop is open to Full and Affiliate members (DsPH) only. ADPH Associate and Alumni members are welcome to attend the afternoon AGM.

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ADPH Annual Conference 2017

July 5, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Events, Headline Events by admin

The DPH as an Advocate

The 2017 ADPH Annual Conference took place on 29 November at Woburn House in London.

View conference Tweets – #ADPH17

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We heard the following speeches/presentations:

Members can access all resources and presentation slides from the conference here.

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LGA/ADPH Conference: Sexual and reproductive health: building strong relationships meeting local needs

June 23, 2017 in Events, Headline Events by admin

This one day conference provided a timely opportunity to look at some of the key policy developments that will affect sexual and reproductive health over the next few years. It highlighted innovative work being undertaken by councils and their partners, explored key policy developments and discussed how we can build on best practice.

This event was held on Thursday 13 July,  in central London. ADPH President, Dr Andrew Furber co-chaired this event.

Presentations from this event can be found here.