The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have mirrored, and in some cases exacerbated, our entrenched health and social inequalities. Find out how PHE's new resource can help local areas to build back inclusive and sustainable economies.
Professor Paul Johnstone is the Regional Director for Public Health England (North). Previously he was the Cluster Director of Public Health for NHS North of England and Regional Director of Public Health for Yorkshire & the Humber. Since joining the NHS in 1983, Paul has worked as a hospital doctor, GP and as a manager. He has worked in a number of developing countries. In 1993 he trained in public health at Oxford and London, and worked for the Cochrane Collaboration and Oxford University as honorary senior lecturer. He subsequently worked in Teesside and Durham and Tees. He established the first regional public health team for Yorkshire and Humber before being appointed as Director of Public Health for NHS Yorkshire and Humber. During the 2012-3 transition he led national work on re-establishing healthcare public health, chairing a task group on developing the locally mandated public health advice service to clinical commissioning groups and working with NHS England on its public health role. He lives in North Yorkshire with his family.
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Images show finished hospital lab in Sierra Leone (top) and the refurbishment process (below) In this blog PHE's Paul Johnstone explains the organisation's involvement in Sierra Leone, from the West African Ebola epidemic to the opening a new hospital laboratory …
Colleagues from across the north will be coming together this week for our annual ‘Due North’ conference.
“Let’s focus on what’s strong, not on what’s wrong”. These words from Julia Weldon, Director of Public Health for Hull City Council, epitomise what is at the core of community-centred and asset-based approaches, evident throughout the recent PHE annual conference. …
Partnership working is a critical tool to addressing health inequalities - the causes of the deep-seated inequalities we have as a nation cannot be addressed by any one agency working alone. Different skills, different relationships and different approaches need to …
We all know there can be huge gaps in life expectancy experienced between different stops on the tube or an equivalent bus route, in Bath or Blackpool, Plymouth, Coventry, Nottingham or Sheffield. Familiarity with these gaps can dim their power …
Life’s not grim up north. The landscape is some of the most extraordinary in the world. Culturally and creatively, world-class examples abound. The foundations laid by the north of England’s industrial heritage go deep and continue to offer huge opportunity …
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