Public Health Cornwall
Cornwall Council’s Public Health Team promotes the health and wellbeing of the residents of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Public Health has many responsibilities from birth to death, making sure everyone has access to the services and help they need the most. The team doesn’t just look at the obvious health issues, but also includes the wider scope of tackling inequalities, and helping people to improve their lives from warmer homes to help to progress into work. Major health conditions in our current state are usually chronic, and our service aims to prevent them through influencing behaviour change and our living/working environments.
Interim Director of Public Health, Caroline Court, and has teams based across Cornwall working on public health programmes. Our responsibilities include producing an annual report, co-ordinating the development of Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and needs assessments including Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment. We use this information to understand how we can help our residents and to help the Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group (KCCG) to understand what services they need to provide.
We have a number of mandatory services which we provide:
- Sexual health services
- National Child Measurement Programme
- Public Health advice to KCCG
- NHS Health Checks
We closely work with Public Health England, NHS England and the Department of Health to deliver national objectives.