This section provides information on Public Health issues and functions. Much of the information will be of interest to staff and professional audiences working in the fields of Public Health and health improvement.
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What we do:
Our Public Health Directorate aims to:
On 21st August 2018 NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Board approved "Turning the tide through prevention", our new ten year Public Health Strategy. The Board paper (pdf) includes the strategy document and accompanying summary document.
Read more about the "Big six" actions to improve our population's health.
Find out more about our work and achievements in our 2015-2016 Out-turn report (pdf)
How we work:
Our vision is to improve our population’s health and tackle health inequality.
We will build on our relationships with staff and residents across NHSGGC to adopt healthier lifestyles by working with, and supporting local communities, employers and staff. To deliver our vision, our mission is to focus on the changeable determinants of ill health and provide clarity and co-ordinate efforts to prevent health inequalities and to enable our staff and partners to deliver our vision.
The core elements of our work are delivered through the following departments:
The Public Health Protection Unit (PHPU) is responsible for key aspects of communicable disease and infection control, emergency planning, waterborne incidents, chemical and microbiological incidents and environmental health work.
Visit the Public Health Protection Unit microsite to find out more.
Provides public health leadership and expertise for the implementation of national policy around primary care, acute secondary care, screening programmes and maternal and child health. We also provide public health surveillance and evidence based intelligence to support local decision making for improving our population’s health and addressing health inequalities.
For more information on our screening programmes visit the Public Health Screening microsite
The Maternity, Children and Public Health Team provides co-ordinated public health leadership, advice and support on maternal, child, young people and families issues within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. In addition, the team seeks to influence the development and implementation of national and local policy.
To find out more visit the Maternity, Children and Public Health microsite.
Health Improvement describes our work to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals or communities through enabling and encouraging healthy choices as well as addressing underlying determinants of health such as poverty and lack of educational opportunities. We work with a wide range of partners to influence policy, service provision and wider environmental factors that help support positive health outcomes for our population, especially those in greatest need.
For more information on the work visit the Health Improvement microsite.
Our Public Health Challenge
Priorities for preventing ill-health and early intervention include:
Our programmes to deliver on these priorities are:
Further professional support for Public Health and Health Improvement is delivered via dedicated functions for: