Duncan Selbie's Friday message: 4 April 2014

Weekly message from the Chief Executive of Public Health England.

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Duncan Selbie's Friday message: 4 April 2014

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Public Health Minister Jane Ellison organised an event in the House of Lords which celebrated the contribution made by an exceptional group of individuals, nominated by MPs and Directors of Public Health, who have done everything from running skipping workshops, encouraging physical activity in children, and supporting isolated rural communities, to providing support to adults affected by severe and enduring mental health illness to attain and sustain paid employment. The 29 finalists are to be especially congratulated and so is every single nominee.

Our Marketing Director Sheila Mitchell has been nominated for the Marketing Society’s Marketing Leader of the Year 2014 award. This is a very well deserved honour for Sheila and her team. She is the only public sector nominee among various industry marketing chiefs. Under her direction, our marketing team has won more than 40 industry awards in the past 12 months.

And finally, I wish everyone a peaceful, and hopefully restful Easter break. My next message will be on 25 April.

Published 4 April 2014