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South West ADPH

The Association of Directors of Public Health South West (ADPH SW) is a network for all Directors of Public Health across the South West region.

ADPH SW purpose:

  1. To support each other to be effective Directors of Public Health (DsPH).
  2. To work together to have greater regional and national impact than we can as individuals.
  3. To identify and oversee a collective budget.
  4. Link effectively with key stakeholders including The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), Local Government Association (LGA), and Health Education England South West.

Activities to include but not limited to:

  1. Peer support.
  2. Peer learning.
  3. Being effective for our communities.
  4. To have a regional and national voice.
  5. Collaborative working.
  6. Responsible for developing and locally implementing a Sector Led Improvement approach and implementing the South West SLI action plan.
  7. Periodically report to ADPH on SLI and regional update.


Where we are:

The South West of England is a beautiful scenic region with open moorland, sandy beaches, urban centres and rural communities. The South West is the largest, geographically, of England’s 9 regions. There are two national parks within the South West, Dartmoor and Exmoor, and areas of outstanding natural beauty.

The region is home to some 5.6 million residents, and overall the population within the region tends to experience better than national average outcomes, such as higher life expectancy and lower levels of poverty and deprivation. However, there is significant variation within the region, with some communities and populations experiencing significant challenges.

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