Focuses on reducing health inequalities and increasing life expectancy in Somerset
Since 1 April 2013, local authorities have taken on responsibility for public health from the NHS.
The public health objectives we are focusing on in Somerset are to reduce health inequalities and increase life expectancy.
We will achieve this through a wide range of targeted public health programmes to promote better health.
The health and wellbeing board have developed a shared vision for Somerset that people live healthy and independent lives, supported by thriving and connected communities with timely and easy access to high-quality and efficient public services when they need them.
Our priorities are to enable:
Public health works in the following areas:
We all have a role to play in maintaining and improving the health and wellbeing of ourselves and our families, by trying to live a healthier way of life. The lifestyles we lead play a significant part in our health and wellbeing. There are a number of actions we can each take to improve our health and wellbeing.
Somerset Children & Young People Health and Wellbeing
Somerset Joint Strategic Needs Assessment Summary
Annual Report of the Director of Public Health for Somerset 2018
Somerset Annual Public Health Report 2017
APHR Statistical Annexe
Annual Public Health Report 2016
Appendix – statistical annexe for 2016
Annual Public Health Report 2014 2015
Annual Public Health Report 2014 2015 – statistical appendix
Oral Health Strategy 2015
Crisis Care Concordat Mental Health – Somerset Declaration Statement
Medicines management policy
Patient Group Directives
PGD for Levonelle for School Nurses
Ella One PGD
For the supply of Varenicline (Champix)
Hepatitis A Vaccine (Havrix Monodose)
Hepatitis B Vaccine – CRI
Hepatitis B Vaccine (surface antigen)
Hepatitis B recombiant DNA (rDNA) vaccine (absorbed)
Adrenaline (Epinephrine) Injection 1:1000
Adrenaline (Epinephrine) Injection – Epipen
Azithromycin 250mg capsules or tablets
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