Health services

The Public Health team works with other organisations in the city that provide the services.

  • tobacco control and smoking cessation services
  • alcohol and drug misuse services
  • public health services for children and young people aged 5 to 19 (including Healthy Child Programme 5 to 19) (and in the longer term all public health services for children and young people)
  • the National Child Measurement Programme
  • interventions to tackle obesity such as community lifestyle and weight management services
  • locally-led nutrition initiatives
  • increasing levels of physical activity in the local population
  • NHS health check assessments
  • public mental health services
  • dental public health services
  • accidental injury prevention
  • population level interventions to reduce and prevent birth defects
  • behavioural and lifestyle campaigns to prevent cancer and long-term conditions
  • local initiatives on workplace health
  • supporting, reviewing and challenging delivery of key public health funded and NHS delivered services such as immunisation and screening programmes
  • comprehensive sexual health services (including testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, contraception outside of the GP contract and sexual health promotion and disease prevention)
  • local initiatives to reduce excess deaths as a result of seasonal mortality
  • the local authority role in dealing with health protection incidents, outbreaks and emergencies
  • public health aspects of promotion of community safety, violence prevention and response
  • public health aspects of local initiatives to tackle social exclusion
  • local initiatives that reduce public health impacts of environmental risks