About public health in Croydon

The role of the public health team is to involve everyone in improving the health and wellbeing of all people in Croydon. Read more and view the Annual Public Health Report. 

Director of public health report

From question marks to understanding: uncovering the health and wellbeing needs of our LGBTQ+ community

Every year, the director of public health produces an independent report to raise awareness of local health issues and health inequalities, and support evidence-based decision making.

This year's director of public health report focuses on the health experiences and inequalities within Croydon's Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer, Questioning, Plus (LGBTQ+) community.

This marks Rachel's seventh annual report as director of public health, and it is presented in two parts:

  • a video capturing diverse voices and experiences of our LGBTQ+ community and allies
  • a supporting, written report providing additional information on the themes discussed in the video

Both parts highlight challenges our LGBTQ+ community faces, while celebrating our LGBTQ+ community and what is being done in the borough to support them. The report also outlines a set of recommendations aimed at fostering a more inclusive, equitable, and supportive society for all, with the ultimate goal of achieving a Croydon where everybody can thrive.

Download the full Director of Public Health report 2023 (PDF, 3.3MB).

From question marks to understanding

Watch the video from Croydon's director of public health.

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Annual report videos from Croydon’s director of public health

2021 - The magnificence of Croydon video