The Wandsworth Public Health Department
Public health is now the responsibility of local authorities, following the national shakeup of the NHS and the discontinuation of Primary Care Trusts.
The Wandsworth Public Health team are now based at the town hall, and they and the council are working to put public health at the heart of everything the council does.Find out more about the changes.
What is Public Health?
Public Health is about preventing disease and keeping people healthy for longer by making changes in society and encouraging people to change personal behaviour.
The most powerful example of public health worldwide is to ensure clean drinking water. But the priorities for public health locally include disease prevention initiatives such as routine immunisation for infectious diseases, screening for ill health such as cancer, and programmes such as the promotional of mental health and well-being and smoking cessation.
Wandsworth Public Health in the news
Cooking bus goes on tour in Wandsworth Wandsworth Guardian
Parents urged to get MMR for their kids Wandsworthsw18.com