Decision details

Update on Public Health Reform

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A report by the Director of Public Health informed that the Government had published Healthy Lives, Healthy people: Update and way forward on 14 July 2011, a policy statement in response to the public health white paper Healthy Lives, Healthy People: our strategy for public health in England consultation process and the NHS reforms listening exercise.


The report provided an overview of the key messages contained in the report and how they would impact on the Council.  It also considered the milestones that would need to be addressed in the transition of public health into the Council.  A further transition plan report would be considered by the Cabinet once there were firm proposals and the budgetary position was known, hopefully before Christmas.




That the contents of the report be noted and the further report on transition be provided when more detail is available in relation to future responsibilities, budget and human resource issues.


Report author: Director of Public Health, Policy and Performance

Publication date: 19/10/2011

Date of decision: 13/10/2011

Decided at meeting: 13/10/2011 - Cabinet

Effective from: 27/10/2011

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