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Putting public health at the heart of what we do

Local government has a long and proud history of promoting and protecting the public's health dating back to Victorian times. It was only in 1974 that the NHS took over most public health functions.

Looking ahead, the council wants to make sure it uses its new local public health responsibilities and resources to put health and wellbeing at the heart of everything it does, thereby helping more people to lead healthier lives, both mentally and physically.