The County Council provides a range of statutory and non-statutory public health duties, including providing advice and guidance to GPs, and working with the NHS and Public Health England on health protection.
Providing targeted support for families that need it, promoting teenage health and addressing low achievement and low aspirations at pre-school, and at primary to secondary transition are some of our priorities. Lifestyle choices, and the importance of people taking personal responsibility for their health to help reduce the risk of future ill health are also important, and we are working hard to promote and support people – including those with dementia – to maintain independence in older age.
Below is a breakdown of some key services in this area and how much we are spending on them in 2013/14.
|Promoting physical activity||£200,000|
|Tackling substance misuse||£6.0m|