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Issue - meetings

Public Health Annual Report 2015/16

Meeting: 13/12/2016 - Cabinet (Item 143)

143 Public Health Annual Report 2015/16

Report by Carolyn Godfrey, Corporate Director

Supporting documents:


Councillor Jerry Wickham presented the report which informed the Cabinet members of Public Health activity in Wiltshire during 2015/2016.


Issues highlighted in the course of the presentation and discussion included: the impact of the proportionately older population; the focus on preventative work; that life expectancy, especially for men, had improved; the decrease in teen pregnancies; the participation in the Big Pledge; the increase in the participation in the Dementia Friendly scheme; the adoption of the Purple Flag scheme; how incidents, such as anthrax, were dealt with; the information and training made available with Parishes as part of emergency planning; and how Areas Boards may be able to provide links across community groups.


In response to an issue raised by Councillor Simon Killane, that whilst there was a role for the Adult Safeguarding Board in holding NHS partners to account over the issues raised in the CQC report into the way NHS trusts, nationally, review and investigate the deaths of patients in England, but that it was not a direct responsibility for the Council.




To note the Public Health Annual Report 2015/2016


Reason for Decision:


To formally present the Annual Report to Cabinet and provide an opportunity to express any views.




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