Director of Public Health's Annual Report 2014-15
The Director of Public Health Annual Report for 2014-15 is now available:
We know that our demography is changing and that we continue to face significant challenges for health and wellbeing in Grampian. As elsewhere in Scotland, focusing on individuals and groups, whose needs are greatest, supporting the growing proportion of older people, and assisting those with long-term conditions to live as well as they can, are key.
We acknowledge that we have a lot of work to do before reaching our aspirational 2020 vision. That said this report illustrates the abundance of good partnership working that is being completed both within the Public Health directorate and within our communities. An emphasis in our future work is to continue to strengthen and engage with individuals and communities to allow them to fully participate in planning of services and to ensure that they have access to services at the right time so that we can sustain person centred care.
With that in mind, in our report we also reference the progress of the developing Integrated Joint Boards in each of or local authority areas. Health and social care integration has a significant role to play in sustaining and building health and wellbeing.
Overall, we hope that you find this report interesting and that you will maximise its use by sharing it to stimulate debate and encourage discussion on how Public Health contributes to better health and wellbeing in Grampian.