Public Health England held their annual conference over two days (16-17th September) and Fiona Reynolds attended. You may have followed some of her (@Fibigibi13) and our (@Peoplesuni) tweets over the course of the event. We're still adding Fiona's notes to the Blog. Tonight's focuses on "Determinants of Inequalities", featuring the need to improve the way we gather evidence and a presentation on "Due North" the PHE report examining the North/South divide in England.While this session was focused on the UK perspective, there are some common themes important wherever Public Health teams are working. Links to the presentations and to the reports mentioned are at the bottom of this page.Dr Ruth Hussey (Chief Medical Officer, Medical Director NHS Wales) was the first to speak.Dr Hussey has worked as Regional Director of Public Health and Senior Medical Director at NHS North West (England). She led the Department of Health in the North West region. The CMO:
- leads public health policy and programmes, working across all Welsh Government policy departments and with a wide range of external partners, with the aim of improving health and reducing health inequalities,
- leads the clinical contribution in Wales to improving the quality of healthcare and patient outcomes,
- leads the medical profession in Wales, having key roles in medical regulation, education and training, standards and performance,
- maintains appropriate UK and international links, working with other UK Chief Medical Officers, government departments and organisations.