Making sense of the new Public Health environment
At the end of 2010, the Coalition Government published its flagship public health strategy: ‘Healthy Lives, Healthy People’. The White Paper signalled a radical shift in public health provision, aiming to give it parity with mainstream health services and place primary responsibility for delivery with Local Authorities and Directors of Public Health.
HJCL worked closely with the Royal Society for Public Health to design, deliver and facilitate a full day workshop involving a small number of voluntary sector and professional organisations. The workshop was intended to share and discuss the implications of the Public Health White Paper and the (at the time unpublished) Health and Social Care Bill; to identify potential opportunities and threats with particular reference to the immunisation and vaccines agenda; and to explore possible avenues to effectively engage with key decision-makers in the new public health world Held at the Royal Society of Public Health head office with Chief Executive, Professor Richard Parish, as keynote speaker, the workshop was chaired and facilitated by HJCL. The workshop content included: