London Borough of Croydon

Annual report of the director of public health 2016

What is public health in Croydon

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.

NEW - Annual report of the director of public health 2016

This year’s report provides a steer to progress pledges made at the 2016 Croydon Congress and act on recommendations in the Opportunity and Fairness Commission report, to prevent residents feeling excluded from family, friends and social networks. These experiences are often detrimental to a person’s emotional, mental and sometimes physical health. Read the full report here.

What has Croydon Public Health already done to improve health and wellbeing in Croydon?

Some of our key achievements in the last five years:

  • increased breast feeding rates
  • reduced smoking rates
  • reduced teenage pregnancy
  • improved sexual health services
  • improved cancer screening
  • increased immunisation uptake.

Read our Annual Public Health Report 2016

Ebola Virus

The risk of Ebola to the general public in the UK remains very low. Find out how the government is taking action to prevent the spread of the virus to the UK, as well as helping to combat it at source in the countries affected.

Ebola virus: UK government response

Ebola: public health questions and answers



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