Our responsibility for public health
Our public health team is focused on work to address the health and wellbeing needs of people in Leicester.
What is our role?
We have a control of five mandatory functions:
- Health protection
- Public health advice to the NHS
- The national child measurement programme
- Sexual health
- NHS health check assessment.
We aim to improve the city's public health and reduce premature mortality through raising awareness; research; consultations; behaviour change campaigns; information exchange and practical action.
We will commission further services including campaigns to prevent cancer and long-term conditions, schemes to tackle obesity, help people give up smoking, and public mental health services. A full list of these can be found on the Department of Health website.
Community Wellbeing Champions
Leicester’s community wellbeing champions work with public health, communities and organisations across Leicester to support and improve health and wellbeing.
To find out more and to register your interest in becoming a Community Wellbeing volunteer, go to Live Well Leicester website.
Reports, strategies and board papers
The following pages detail the work of our public health team:
- Data, reports and information
- Health and Wellbeing Board
- Oral Health papers and resources
- Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
- Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment
- Leicester Health and Wellbeing Survey
- Leicester Health Profiles.
You can also download our most recent annual report at the bottom of the page.
If you have problems accessing or viewing the Mental wellbeing - Director of public health annual report (2018) below, please email PH-Admin@leicester.gov.uk.