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LGA/ADPH suicide prevention SLI programme

October 9, 2019 in ADPH Updates, Mental Health, Publications, Sector Led Improvement by admin

The LGA and ADPH are pleased bring to your attention the suicide prevention sector led improvement programme prospectus. The following support is available 2019/20:

  • National: a series of tools, products and events designed to provide wider and easier access to the good practice, learning and existing resources. This includes a series of webinars and a masterclass in Spring 2020.
  • Regional: grant funding allocated to ADPH networks to build on and support regional suicide prevention SLI activity
  • Local: bespoke expert support for up to twelve local authorities and partners who self-identify as facing significant delivery challenges locally around suicide prevention.

This prospectus provides more detail on each of the elements.

Expressions of interest in bespoke support are now open, closing 5PM 1st November 2019. The two-page-long submissions should cover the following two areas:

  1. Describe the suicide prevention delivery challenge to be explored by the bespoke support
  2. Provide evidence of local need

If the number of expressions of interest exceed the current level of support, priority will be given to areas whose significant local challenges would not be successfully addressed by other elements of the programme, in conjunction with the two elements set out above. Further details of each aspect can be found in the attached prospectus and on the website:

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ADPH responds to Government Spending Round

September 4, 2019 in ADPH Updates, PH Funding, PH System by admin

Responding to the Government Spending Round announced today, ADPH President Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy said:

“We welcome the real-term increase in the Public Health Grant. Alongside a range of charities and professional bodies, we have strongly campaigned for increased funding for public health if people are to live better, healthier lives. We are pleased that our message appears to have been heard.

The public health grant is £850 million lower in real terms than initial allocation in 2015/16 and Directors of Public Health are managing growing demand for public health services, including sexual health. The real-term increase is a positive step in the right direction, and we look forward to receiving more detail on what it entails.

We don’t believe this Spending Round will be the end of tough decisions for public health. But we do hope it is the start of a conversation with the Government (particularly in the lead up to next year’s Spending Review) about significant and sustainable investment in public health that delivers on the Government’s ambitions for prevention and better health and wellbeing for the nation.”

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Public Health Risk Awareness Self-Assessment Tool

July 4, 2019 in ADPH Updates, Sector Led Improvement by admin

In collaboration with the East Midlands network LGA and ADPH have developed and co-published a Risk Awareness Self-Assessment Tool to support Sector-Led Improvement activities. You can now view and download the tool below.

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What Good Looks Like

June 28, 2019 in ADPH Updates, Children, Young People and Familes, Obesity, nutrition and physical activity, Publications, Sector Led Improvement, Tobacco by admin

The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) and Public Health England (PHE) have co-produced a series of ‘What Good Looks Like’ (WGLL) publications that set out the guiding principles of ‘what good quality looks like’ for population health programmes in local systems.

The WGLL publications are based on the evidence of ‘what works and how it works’ including effectiveness, efficiency, equity, examples of best practices, opinions and viewpoints and, where available a return on investment.

Each publication sets out the guiding principles of what good quality looks like for population health programmes in local systems and aims to be a practical resource for leaders and practitioners in the public health system in England.

The publications are not perfect standards, nor are they intended to be compared against as a performance management tool. They are intended as a tool in assist in the sector-led improvement (SLI) process and to support local resource decisions. Some ADPH networks are developing
specific SLI tools from them and we would encourage others to take up that opportunity.

The WGLL publications will be a repository for evidence and a resource for good quality practice from the essential to the transformational which professionals can dip in to when reviewing their own practice, setting up peer challenge or transforming services.

The initial series will include ten publications covering a range of topics across public health. They will be iterative, with regular reviews and updates when new evidence and insights emerge. The intention is to add to the ten WGLL publications with additional topics to create a rich and good quality resource.

Comments on the publications and particularly any ways in which they could be developed or improved are welcome. Please share them with us, or through the PHE Knowledge Hub.

What Good Looks Like publications

Click to download a PDF of the publication. New publications will be added as they are released.

Visit K-Hub to see publication updates, case studies and view and submit comments.

ADPH Press Statement: Health charities make urgent call for £1 billion a year to reverse cuts to public health funding

June 12, 2019 in ADPH Updates, PH Funding, PH System by Lucy Sutton

ADPH Press statement in support of the King’s Fund and Health Foundation’s call for the Government to reverse cuts to public health funding.

ADPH Press Statement: Responsibility for key public health services will remain with councils

June 7, 2019 in ADPH Updates, Integration & Devolution, PH System by Lucy Sutton

Attached is a press release from ADPH in response to the Department of Health and Social Care’s announcement that key public health services will remain the responsibility of local authorities.

ADPH Press Release: ADPH backs call for a new national sexual health strategy

June 2, 2019 in ADPH Updates, PH Funding, Policies, Sexual and Reproductive Health by Lucy Sutton

On Sunday 2nd June 2019, the Health and Social Care Committee published a report on Sexual Health which calls on the Government to increase funding for sexual and reproductive health.

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DCLG BRR Consultations: ADPH Response

January 29, 2019 in ADPH Updates, PH Funding, PH System by admin

Attached are the ADPH responses to the Department of Communities and Local Government consultations on: “Self-sufficient local government: 100% Business Rates retention” and “Fair Funding Review: Call for evidence on Needs and Redistribution”.

This was submitted on 19 September 2016.

ADPH Press Release: NHS Long Term Plan “undeliverable” without investment in public health

January 7, 2019 in ADPH Updates, PH Funding by Ben Wealthy

Attached is a press release from the ADPH in response to the NHS Long Term Plan, published on 7th January 2019. 448 KBADPH statement_NHS Long Term Plan

ADPH Press Release: NHS Long Term Plan action on alcohol and tobacco must link with local services

January 5, 2019 in ADPH Updates, PH Funding by Ben Wealthy

Attached is a press release from ADPH in response to an announcement about new alcohol and tobacco services as part of the NHS Long Term, set out on 5th January 2019.

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