Professor Jim McManus

  • The heat is on

    08 August 2022

    Professor Jim McManus sets out the tasks ahead for directors of public health in response to changes in the climate, adding we must do all we can to achieve net zero by 2050.

  • How councils keep public health top of the agenda

    25 May 2022

    It’s 175 years since England’s first municipal public health official was appointed, so how are local authorities performing at keeping people healthy? Professor Jim McManus takes the long view.

  • Our residents are real self-isolation heroes – and leading our county’s recovery

    01 April 2021

    Hertfordshire’s recent Self-Isolation Support Day showed a very high proportion of residents clearly trying to do the right thing, helped by community organisations, says Professor Jim McManus.

  • The value of local leadership

    12 June 2020

    Local outbreak plans are due to be in place by the end of June. Professor Jim McManus asks how are they shaping up, and outlines the principles that define a good plan. Too many questions remain about the idea of 'local lockdowns', he adds.

  • LGBT plus Allies Scheme proving to be a vital lifeline

    14 February 2020

    A growing network of ‘rainbow allies’ are part of ensuring Hertfordshire CC creates a safe, diverse and supportive working environment, says Professor Jim McManus.