Public Health is defined as “the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting human health through organised efforts and the informed choices of society, organisations, public and private, communities and individuals” (Acheson, 1988, WHO).
The Public Health team seeks to improve health and wellbeing in the borough through enabling residents to make healthy choices, working to identify and reduce health inequalities and influencing the wider determinants of health (e.g. planning, education, housing and employment).
Alongside this work, we also commission several mandatory and important services such as:
What we know about our residents and borough
Berkshire Data Observatory
An online portal that provides key data and statistics for the borough by topic and geographical areas. The observatory also provides data for the whole of Berkshire.
Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2018 to 2021
The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is a statement of the pharmaceutical services that are necessary to meet the needs of the borough.
How we are using data, intelligence and working together to improve the health and wellbeing of residents
The Annual Public Health Report 2020
The annual public health report is produced every year by the Director of Public Health. The focus of the 2020 report is ‘Looking forward to recovery: 10 things to consider for COVID-19 recovery planning in Berkshire’.
Frimley ICS Health and Care
Frimley Health and Care is an Integrated Care System (ICS) which is a partnership for the Local Authorities and NHS organisations across a designated area of which the borough is a part of.
The ICS five year strategy aims to improve life expectancy and reduce inequalities. Find out more about the ICS on their website.