About Public Health in Derby
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 set out important changes to the public health system. We were given new responsibilities and funding for public health services. This included a greater role in improving population health and reducing health inequalities.
We are supported by Public Health England (PHE) an independent, executive agency of Department of Health and Social Care.
Public Health priorities
More than 250,000 people call Derby home. People living in Derby are younger, more diverse and more deprived than the average for England.
Public Health England publishes an annual health profile for Derby. There is a separate health profile for children and young people in Derby.
We know that supporting people to live longer in good health means addressing wider health issues.
Our public health priorities include:
- Giving children the best start
- promoting healthier lifestyle choices
- immunisation, screening and early diagnosis.
Health and Wellbeing Board
The Health and Wellbeing Board brings together Councillors and lead officers from a number of organisations involved in health and social care and public service to help improve the health and wellbeing of local people and reduce health inequalities. The Health and Wellbeing Board meets regularly and is responsible for the Health and Wellbeing Strategy - Plan on a Page.