Special visit from Prof Kevin Fenton CBE

Cheshire and Merseyside’s Directors of Public Health were delighted to welcome Professor Kevin Fenton CBE, President of the Faculty of Public Health, to their recent System Leadership meeting.

The focus of Prof Fenton’s visit was to connect and engage with Cheshire and Merseyside’s public health family and discuss emerging priorities, both subregional and national.

During the visit Prof Fenton outlined the Faculty’s priority areas for 2022 to 2025, which included people, partnerships, policies, programmes, and global impact, and asked Directors to consider how they and their teams could feed into these areas locally.

Click here to download the full presentation from Prof Fenton.

Prof Fenton also outlined the Faculty’s upcoming work on defining the narrative of public health and the value it adds, due to launch in the coming months.

Directors highlighted some key issues regarding the public health workforce including recruitment of staff and unequal pay and T&Cs for the workforce. Prof Fenton agreed to make this a focus of an upcoming event with other key organisations such as the Association for Directors of Public Health and the Local Government Association.

Speaking about his experience of connecting with the Directors of Public Health, Prof Fenton said:

“Good public health can only happen with fantastic local energy and commitment to collaboration, which the Directors of Public Health in Cheshire and Merseyside exemplify through the Champs Public Health Collaborative.

To find out more about the Faculty of Public Health, please visit: www.fph.org.uk.