The public health allocations and monetary conditions for local authorities to improve health in local populations | Department of Health and Social Care
Local authorities are responsible for improving the health of their local population and reducing health inequalities. In the financial year ending 2021, local authorities will receive a £3.279 billion public health grant for their public health duties for all ages.
This local authority circular sets out the allocations and conditions for using the grant.
A professional resource for local authorities and healthcare professionals on physical activity for the prevention and management of long-term conditions | Public Health England
This edition of Health Matters focuses on the benefit of physical activity for the prevention and management of long-term conditions in adults.
One in 3 adults in England live with a long-term health condition and they are twice as likely to be amongst the least physically active. However, evidence shows that regular physical activity can help prevent or manage many common conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers. It also helps keep symptoms under control, prevent additional conditions from developing, and reduce inequalities.
Regular physical activity provides a range of physical and mental health, and social benefits, many of which are increasing issues for individuals, communities and society. These include:
reducing the risk of many long-term conditions
helping manage existing conditions
ensuring good musculoskeletal health
developing and maintaining physical and mental function and independence
supporting social inclusion
helping maintain a healthy weight
reducing inequalities for people with long-term conditions
This report, commissioned by the Local Government Association, assesses the success of the 2013 reforms to public health in England, which were part of the Coalition government’s wider health reform programme | The Kings Fund
These reforms, which saw the responsibility for many aspects of public health move from the NHS to local government, involved transition of staff and services and required the formation of new relationships to ensure public health was embedded across local government services.
The report looks at the effects of the reforms in both the short and longer term and looks at the impact of the changes, which have brought opportunities for innovation and integration, as well as challenges, at a time when funding for public health has been cut. The author then takes a look into the future and the implications for public health in the context of the NHS long term plan, the government’s prevention consultation and the wider shift to population health systems.
Public Health England | September 2019 | Hepatitis C in England and the UK
Public Health England (PHE) has released its latest PHE hepatitis C virus (HCV) reports and supporting documents, for England and the UK. The report estimates that around two-thirds of people living with hepatitis C may not realise they have the virus, with PHE urging those at risk to get tested. The latest releases are also accompanied by slidesets and infographics.