The UK Public Health Network works to:
Facilitate learning and deepen understanding
- Sharing learning from the different public health situations across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland puts countries and organisations in closer contact with each other.
- The Network’s annual impact reports look at the progress made towards speaking with a united voice, particularly on the strategic issues common to all jurisdictions.
Generate UK-wide conversations
- Conversations between the statutory and voluntary & community sector organisations are starting to change the way that the public health community speaks.
- The need for a “health and wellbeing of future generations UK act,” along with a review of current public health legislation, is in discussion.
- Priorities for improving the public’s health across the country were discussed for the first time by the UK’s public health organisations together.
Encourage partnership working
- Policy leads adopt a do-once-and-share approach within the Network where possible to reduce duplication of effort.
- The potential for greater collaboration between public health conferences is being explored through the idea of a UK public health week.
We publish public summaries of all our meetings here.