Annual Public Health Reports
The Director of Public Health is employed by Devon County Council and works closely with Clinical Commissioning Groups, local NHS providers, Exeter City Council and the seven District Councils in Devon, as well as the Police and the voluntary sector. One of the responsibilities of the Director of Public Health is to produce an annual report.
The theme of the 2011-12 Annual Public Health Report was changes in health over the last 60 years in Devon. From April 2013 Public Health is once again the responsibility of local authorities, as it was prior to the Health Reforms of 1974. As the Director of Public Health produces annual reports today, the County Medical Officer was responsible for producing an annual report on health in their community prior to 1974. The 1952 County Medical Officer Report for Devon is available below highlighting the transformations in health and society seen over the last 60 years.
The 2007-08 Annual Public Health Report focused on inequalities in health; the 2008-09 report was on children and young people, the 2009/10 report was on mental health, and the 2010-11 report focused on older people.