Key public health documents and publications
Director of Public Health Annual Report
All Directors of Public Health (DPH) in England have the statutory duty to write an Annual Report. This is an independent report on the state of the health and wellbeing of the local population.
The 2020/21 report for Derby covers the COVID-19 pandemic and the health inequalities widened and deepened by the pandemic . The health inequalities discussed in the report have been apparent for many years and have made the impact of COVID-19 worse for many. The report also covers the strength and resilience of the people of Derby and the action taken to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and deliver positive change for our communities.
Director of Public Health Annual Report (DPHAR) 2018/19:
Sexual Health Needs Assessment
Good sexual health is part of our everyday life. Preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted conceptions is important for supporting good sexual health, but it is more than that. It is about promoting a positive approach to sexuality and sexual relationships towards fulfilling, safe and healthy experiences and helps to prevent unsafe behaviours that may lead to sexual exploitation and violence especially in vulnerable groups.
Good sexual health includes the physical, emotional, mental and social well being in a population, so it is important that the organisations who plan and purchase services (commissioners) and those who provide them (providers), work together.
Tobacco Control Health Needs Assessment
Tobacco control involves using a number of different ways to help reduce the harms caused by smoking and tobacco use in our communities. This includes helping people who smoke to quit and preventing people from starting to smoke and becoming addicted to tobacco in the first place.
Smoking is one of the biggest causes of why people get sick and die early in England. It is also one of the main causes of health inequalities. Smoking increases a person’s risk of developing several serious health conditions, including heart disease, lung diseases and certain cancers. People living in the poorest areas are more likely to smoke and suffer from smoking-related illnesses than those living in the richest areas.
To be effective in reducing the harms caused by smoking and tobacco use we must all work together. This includes professionals and organisations whose work involves the planning, purchasing (commissioning) and delivery of services (providers) with a role in tobacco control.
This health needs assessment aims to support local commissioners and those who provide services in the development and delivery of their tobacco control work. It brings together the facts and numbers to:
- understand the impacts of smoking on people’s health and our communities
- understand what is currently happening with tobacco control work locally
- identify where there may be opportunities for further action to help improve the health and wellbeing of people in Derby.
Download the Derby Tobacco Control Health Needs Assessment. The Executive Summary provides a summary of the main points in full report. This infographic shows the main facts and actions identified from the needs assessment.