The role of the public health team is to involve everyone in improving the health and wellbeing, reducing inequalities and increasing life expectancy of all people in Croydon. As part of the implementation of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, most public health functions moved from the NHS to local government on 1 April 2013.
2021 annual report from Croydon’s director of public health
This year's report from Croydon’s director of public health celebrates how Croydon united to support each other throughout Covid-19, while highlighting how the pandemic has exacerbated inequalities in the borough.
In her first annual report since the Covid-19 outbreak, Rachel Flowers praises Croydon residents, communities, schools and businesses for their continued strength and determination, while making a number of recommendations for Croydon to bounce back as a fairer place.
The report is presented in a video and includes testimonies from local people, revealing the stark realities of their experiences when the pandemic struck in early 2020. The accompanying data document sets out recommendations to support us on an individual and system-wide level to recover as a fairer and more connected borough.
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