David Herne is the Director of Public Health.
Last year, the responsibility for public health returned to local authorities. The council is now responsible for helping people to stay healthy and avoid getting ill.
The public health team covers:
Health in Salford is improving, and life expectancy is increasing year on year. However, the gap between those areas with the worst and best of health continues to grow both nationally and regionally.
One of the main aims of public health is to reduce inequalities in health within Salford, and also compared to other parts of the country. Currently people living in less affluent parts of Salford have an average lifespan of ten years less than those living in the more affluent areas. The difference in 'years of life lived without a significant health problem' is even greater, with those living in the more affluent parts of the city living 16 more years without a significant health problem.
The public health work programme covers:
Working with partners
The public health team works with local organisations and communities to improve people's health and wellbeing and to avoid or reduce the risk of illness. This helps to reach varied and diverse groups of people across the city.
Health and Wellbeing Board
Public health are part of Salford Health and Wellbeing Board, which is responsible for:
The board is chaired by Councillor Reynolds and Dr Tom Tasker. More details can be found on the Partners IN Salford website.
This page was last updated on 4 April 2018