The Local Government Association (LGA) has released their public health annual report for 2021, which looks back at the year and the contribution of Directors of Public Health and their teams across the country, to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The report includes case studies showcasing good practice and innovation during this unprecedented time, as well as opportunities for shared learning and system wide improvement.
We are delighted that Champs Public Health Collaborative has been included in the report, highlighting the successes of long-term collaborative work on shared priorities. The report spotlights the shared response to Covid-19 that this long-standing collaboration has enabled the Champs Collaborative to deliver quickly and effectively.
This response includes a shared outbreak management framework to inform local outbreak control plans, joint public health position statements, a local testing framework to manage testing demand, capacity and workforce development and a shared contact tracing hub for complex cases, in partnership with regional PHE.
The report also highlights some of the work conducted in response to the pandemic in our local areas including Cheshire West and Chester, Liverpool, Warrington and Wirral.
The report concludes with an assessment of how public health teams can utilise the beneficial elements of system change that the pandemic has created, to build a fairer future, and one in which health inequalities are reduced post-pandemic. This aligns with C&M’s work to become a Marmot Community.
You can read the LGA report here