Portsmouth and Southampton to share public health director

TWO councils will appoint a joint director of public health to work across both cities.

Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 6:03 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:03 pm

Portsmouth City Council’s employment committee has approved the recommendation to engage with Southampton on appointing the position.

The role is statutory providing leadership, expertise and advice on a range of issues from disease outbreak to concerns on health services.

Cllr Luke Stubbs, cabinet member for public health at the council, said: ‘I’m pleased that the employment committee has agreed to proceed with the recommendation.

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‘This proposal was made as part of our on-going efforts to find more efficient ways of working.

‘Having a joint director will facilitate better use of public health resources in the two cities, which have many similarities in terms of their health profiles and needs of their residents.’