ADPH award win for Cheshire East Health Protection Team!

Cheshire East Council Health Protection Team were recently awarded the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) Team Award in recognition of their partnerships with each other, the wider Council and external stakeholders to maximise their impact and provide support.

The team, including Andrew Turner, Emily Kindred, Joel Hammond-Gant and Osama Hussein were recognised for how they have worked together to improve public health in their area.

Describing the team, the ADPH stated: “There are many examples of them going above and beyond their defined role, including:

  • Delivering training on hydration and sepsis to care homes.
  • Providing personal translation support to residents of asylum seeker hotels during a major TB screening exercise.
  • Teaching public health to local sixth form students.
  • Holding an event to encourage GP registration, health checks and Covid-19 vaccination in the East Timorese community.

“The team are effective, responsive, well-led and work collaboratively across the system to ensure patients and residents are safe, and their way of working together has made this small team’s impact much greater than the sum of its parts.”

Dr Matt Tyrer, Director of Public Health, Cheshire East Council, said:

“I am incredibly proud of the health protection team, they have gone from strength to strength as we have moved out of the pandemic. They are dynamic, enthusiastic and a pleasure to work with. Receiving this award is due and appropriate recognition of the quality of the work of the individuals within the team and what can be achieved when you put them together.”

For more information about the award, visit