Welcome home public health

By Rachael Robathan | 02 April 2014

 One year on from welcoming public health from the NHS into local government, I am confident that public health has found its rightful home.

That is because health is not just something to be found in the doctor’s surgery. It is something that starts in our families and homes, in our schools and workplaces, in playgrounds and parks, on our high streets and in the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink.

These are all things where local council services have some influence and, with public health now moved in under local authority control, we have a great opportunity to put health and wellbeing at the centre of how we plan and deliver services.

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