This Annual Public Health Report for 2012-13 concludes the period when public health responsibilities sat with the NHS Primary Care Trust in Devon.
Changes brought into effect from 1 April 2013 now place the responsibility for local public health with Devon County Council, giving it new statutory responsibilities for public health, health improvement and health protection and its own Director of Public Health.
The close working relationship with the NHS continues through the ‘core offer’ of healthcare public health support from Devon County Council to the two clinical commissioning groups which straddle the Devon County Council area: Northern, Eastern and Western (NEW) Devon Clinical Commissioning Group and South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group.
This year’s report looks back over the previous six years and seeks to answer the question: ‘How well have we done over the last six years in improving the health of people in Devon, and what should we hope to achieve over the next six years?”.
Dr Virginia Pearson, Director of Public Health
Summary Report: Devon Annual Public Health Report 2012-13 Summary
Full Report: Devon Annual Public Health Report 2012-13