Hampshire Health and Wellbeing

Annual Report of the Director of Public Health 2014 to 2015

The Director of Public Health in every local authority in England is required to produce an annual report on the health of their residents. This is the second report written for Hampshire County Council since the transfer of Public Health responsibilities in 2013. The focus this year is ‘Living Well’, one of the themes of Hampshire’s Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy. Also there is a review of last year’s report which considered another aspect of the Strategy’s themes –- ‘Starting Well’.

This report considers those issues affecting our population that result in poor health over time and early, but often avoidable, reliance on healthcare and social care services. Often, a few minor lifestyle changes would mean that people could spend a far greater proportion of their life as years of healthy life, avoiding the need to access health and social care.

Related documents

Hampshire’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) describes the health needs of Hampshire's population and informs Hampshire’s Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS). The Annual Report of the Director of Public Health also draws on the JSNA.

Previous Annual Report