The Director of Public Health is employed by Devon County Council and works closely with local NHS organisations, Exeter City Council and the seven District Councils in Devon, as well as the Police and the voluntary and community sector. One of the responsibilities of the Director of Public Health is to produce an annual report. The 2022-23 Annual Public Health Report is focused on prevention.
The full set of previous annual reports and the themes they covered is available below:
Responsibility for Public Health moved back to local authorities from the NHS in April 2013. Public Health was last the responsibility of local authorities prior to the health reforms of 1974, at which time the County Medical Officer was responsible for producing an annual report on health in their community. The Annual Report of the County Medical Officer for Devon from 1952 is available here, and highlights the transformations in health and society seen since the middle of the 20th Century.