Leeds City Council commissions care and support services and is now responsible for public health which is a body of work that seeks to protect and improve health and wellbeing.
The council is using its knowledge of our communities to tackle public health challenges such as smoking, alcohol and drug misuse and obesity. Leeds City Council works together with CCGs and health and care providers, community groups and other agencies, to prevent ill health by supporting people to live healthier lives.
To strengthen the links between the CCG and the public health teams at Leeds City Council we have a Consultant in Public Health Medicine in attendance at our governing body. We have been working with Leeds City Council on a range of public health initiatives designed to tackle the health inequalities affecting our communities.