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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 theĀ Department of Health website.

Reports, strategies and board papers

The following pages detail the work of our Public Health team:

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