A high level expert health protection strategy group, chaired by Eileen O'Meara, Director of Public Health for Halton,  ensures a safe and resilient system and supports local authorities in their quality assurance role.

Key priorities of the Health Protection strategy are:

  • Improved preparedness for prevention and control of influenza in care homes with a view to limiting transition and lower morbidity and mortality rates.
  • Clear arrangements for the delivery of screening and immunisation services via improved communication with stakeholders and improved uptake rates
  • Establish a Cheshire and Merseyside wide air quality forum and strengthen the air quality network
  • Implement Antimicrobial Resistence  (AMR) mapping survey

For more information about this group please e-mail helenunsworth@wirral.gov.uk


Useful Resources:

Major Incidents Resources: ADPH

ADPH has published two documents for Director's of Public Health in the event of a major incident: a ‘checklist’ with potential actions and some guidance on mutual aid. These resources were created by an ADPH task-and-finish group. They are available to download here: http://www.adph.org.uk/2018/01/adph-publication-guidance-for-dsph-in-a-major-incident/