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Public health: from transition to transformation

The Local Government Association (LGA) has published resources to help local authorities develop a local public health system designed to have the greatest potential for improving health, not just in councils but with all local partners.

The Faculty of Public Health welcomes this focus on transformation and models of good practice that show how councils and public health are going beyond the practical steps of transition to develop a local vision of public health.

We urge local authorities to follow national guidance on the status and accountability and appointments processes for Directors of Public Health. FPH looks forward to working with the LGA and local authorities to ensure the effective implementation of the Health and Social Care Act.

The resource complements other information focused on transactional issues such as HR and finance; it incorporates guidance issued up to the start of February 2012.

Written: 10/04/2012 , last modified: 07/11/2012