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1 Regional Voices for Better Health Dr Paul Plant Deputy Director Health Improvement Public Health England (London Region) 1

2 Overview Public Health England (PHE) – Who we are? Priorities for Health and Wellbeing Boards London Health Board Improving Mental Health for London Questions 2

3 Public Health England (PHE) Went live on 1 April 2013. To champion the public’s health and work with partners so that collectively the population are: –Protected against hazards to their health; –Supported in enjoying good health at each stage of their life; and –Able to access to the health services that best meet their needs. Organised into three patches Have embedded staff in NHS England Regional Director, Health Advisor to Mayor 3

4 PHE London Organisation. Regional Director Yvonne Doyle Health Improvement & NW London Paul Plant Health Protection & NE & NC London Deborah Turbitt Specialist Services & South London Marilena Korkodilos System Delivery Pui-Ling Li Drugs & Alcohol Alison Keating Communications Tycie West GLA Health Lead Helen Walters Principal Screening Advisor (NHS England) Adrian Brown Business Manager David Wederall Private Office Peter Counsell 4

5 Roles and responsibilities in VCS Engagement Local government to lead local engagement with VCS PHE London will support: – Local Government –LAs when they want to work supra Borough –Develop insight with colleagues about how VCS helps to address social determinants of poor health PHE National will lead discussions with national VCS organisations as part of wider partnership and as public mediators 5

6 Key Issues at the moment Supporting new Public Health System develop Supporting DsPH develop their new roles Key Topic Areas –Sexual Health –Tobacco Control –Mental Health –Workplace Health –Early Years –Health Inequalities both integrated and separately 6

7 Priorities for Health and Wellbeing Boards Early work looking at local Health and Well-being Boards’ priorities shows many selecting same themes: –Improving mental wellbeing of adults and children –Reducing obesity rates among children and adults –Work focussed on long-term conditions –Integration of health and care services –Early intervention Other areas include tackling alcohol related issues, tobacco control, improving dementia care, cancer prevention and better service outcomes, reducing cardiovascular disease and increasing physical activity levels. 7

8 London Health Board The Board’s role is to provide leadership on health issues of pan-London significance, where this adds value to decisions, agreements and action at local level. The board will meet four times per year starting in May 2013 Membership is made up of three parts: –five Leaders of London local authorities –the Mayor and four Mayoral appointees –five senior representatives from the Health Sector in the capital 8

9 London Health Board The Board has identified a number of priority areas to focus on: Making the case for investing in London’s health economy Promoting growth and jobs in London’s health & life sciences sectors Improving primary care Enhancing the patient experience, particularly through transparency of data and digital access to information Improving mental health services and well-being 9

10 Improve Mental Health & Wellbeing in London 1.Identify areas where joint work amongst stakeholders would improve the mental health and wellbeing of Londoners. 2.Develop a number of potential initiatives that could be taken forward under the umbrella of the London Health Board (LHB). 10

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