Public Health

The transfer of the responsibility for public health from the NHS to local government is one of the most significant extensions of local government powers and duties in a generation and offers a unique opportunity to improve the lives of our residents.

We now commission a range of services that help people lead healthier lives, for example:

  • services that reduce the risk of poor development in babies
  • keep school children healthy
  • that help build emotional resilience in our young people
  • reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, dementia, diabetes, falls, obesity and sexually transmitted infections

Our mission is to support people to:

  • take control of their own health, whatever their age, and
  • to create conditions for people to thrive in Buckinghamshire

More information on public health and services in Buckinghamshire are on the health and wellbeing webpages

Public health key documents and strategies