Duncan Selbie's Friday message: 21 March 2014

Weekly message from the Chief Executive of Public Health England.

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Duncan Selbie's Friday message: 21 March 2014

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With the transfer of commissioning of the 0 to 5 Healthy Child Programme from the NHS to Local Government in October 2015, this is their opportunity to bring together everything that they do and commission in the interests of their local children. The universal service led by Heath Visitors will be central to this. Targeted work through the Family Nurse Partnership, the Troubled Families Programme and other early years investments will also help to bring this about.

At a staff event in Bristol on Wednesday we reflected on what we were doing to nurture the health and wellbeing of our own people, especially given that we are encouraging other employers, both public and private, to take this seriously. We heard from Helen Riches, our Staff Wellbeing Lead, about the steps we are taking to provide a safe and supportive environment for staff.

And finally, PHE’s second Annual Conference – taking place on 16 to 17 September 2014 in Warwick – is now open for abstract submissions (by 8 May) and bookings.

Published 21 March 2014