ADPH London

ADPH London was formed shortly before the transition of public health services from the NHS to Local Authorities in 2013 and acts as a regional network of the UK-wide
Association of Directors of Public Health. Through ADPH London, DsPH work together to address issues which can either only be successfully tackled on a pan-London basis and/or which enhance the ability of boroughs to meet their responsibilities locally, for example through delivering efficiencies, sharing of best practice, reducing duplication, and improving coordination of related work.

The group is currently chaired by:  
Julie Billett (DPH for Camden & Islington)

Vice Chairs:    
Somen Banerjee (DPH for Tower Hamlets)
Steve Whiteman (DPH for Greenwich)
Dagmar Zeuner (DPH for Merton)

Priorities for collaboration, September 2018 – March 2020

Shared agendas:

  • Air Quality – leadership and advocacy at a London and national level for addressing the negative impacts of air pollution on Londoners’ health and environment
  • Childhood Obesity – supporting boroughs and partners to implement a whole systems approach to childhood obesity in London
  • Children and Young People – leadership and advocacy for children’s health in London, and working in partnership to address pan-London challenges
  • Health in All Policies – developing Health in All Policies, by capturing, supporting, developing approaches at national, pan-London and borough level
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing –  leadership, support and advocacy for pan-London initiatives to maintain and improve the mental health of Londoners
  • Sexual Health – leadership and advocacy for better sexual health and support boroughs to transform commissioning
  • Smoking & Tobacco – supporting boroughs to transform and improve access to stop smoking support, delivering improved health outcomes for residents, and savings for the public sector

System improvement and development:

  • Sector Led Improvement  – developing sector-led improvement for public health in London, and taking collective responsibility for the continual improvement of local public health outcomes
  • Public Service Reform & Systems Transformation – supporting DsPH to meet their local responsibilities in the context of reduced resources, changes to council funding through business rates retention, system transformation in the form of devolution and STPs
  • Workforce Development – working with our partners, to build the capacity and capability of the public health system in London

Emerging areas for future work include: scoping how DsPH might work together on serious youth violence, mapping of borough approaches to Health Protection and responding to the NHSE London Immunisation Strategy.

Find out more about our work to date and current joint work programme here or by  visiting our programme pages.

Terms of Reference

ADPH London ToR

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