Addressing health inequalities in London throughout the Covid-19 pandemic

Professor Kevin Fenton, London Regional Director for Public Health England The impact of COVID-19 has been felt by every one of us, and it has been particularly devastating for those who have lost friends, loved ones or have even become seriously unwell themselves. But since the start of the pandemic, we have seen that devastation … Continued

The future of public health: what is the unique role of the regional tier?

David Kidney, Chief Executive, UK Public Health Register I was both honoured and pleased to be invited to chair a virtual roundtable on the future of public health on 26 November 2020. This roundtable was jointly hosted by Public Health England and UK Public Health Network. Its subject was the relationship between local, regional and national … Continued

Public-Private Partnerships: how effective are they?

The UK Public Health Network is an advocate for collaboration. It forms the basis of what we do and why we exist – to facilitate coordination, share opinions and exchange knowledge in the public health community. But collaboration between public and private bodies isn’t as candid. It is a multifaceted relationship which has the potential … Continued

Public health and environmental concerns about the UK-US trade negotiations

The UK Public Health Network and PETRA jointly hosted a webinar on 17 June 2020. Senior Attorney at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Sharon Treat identified the key public health issues that are central to the UK trade and investment negotiations currently underway: 1. Threats to UK food safety and environmental standards The … Continued

Tackling the Social Determinants of Health

Overview Our health is shaped by a range of factors outside our control, including the circumstances in which we were born, work and age. These are the social determinants of health and they shape our opportunity to live healthy lives. The Health Foundation’s grant programme Taking Action on the Social Determinants of Health funds partnership … Continued

Public health specialists regulated by UKPHR

At one time, the UK’s Public Health Register might have been regarded as the “new kid on the block” but not anymore. Started in 2003, the Register has grown to be the pre-eminent regulator of public health professionals – registering specialists, Specialty Registrars and practitioners. Regulating public health specialists has been quite a journey. Pre-September … Continued