Working for Wellbeing in Warwickshire – Director of Public Health Annual Report

Released on 16th September, the Director of Public Health’s report informs local people about the health of their community, as well as providing necessary information for decision makers in the local public sector on health gaps, health inequalities and priorities that need to be addressed.

The theme of this year’s report is the relationship between work, health and wellbeing. The report also includes an overview of the health and wellbeing of Warwickshire’s population along with information about the progress made following the 2018 recommendations resulting in improvements in core areas of public health and some of the wider determinants that affect health:

  • The rate of teenage conceptions continues to fall from 18.7 per 1,000 in 2016 to 17.5 per 1,000 in 2017.
  • Hospital admissions as a result of self-harm in 10-24 year olds in Warwickshire have reduced from 502.9 per 100,000 in 2016/17 to 477.1 per 100,000 in 2017/18.
  • The percentage of people aged 16-64 who are in employment has increased from 79.5% in 2017 to 80.2% in 2018.

Following the release of the report, Councillor Les Caborn, portfolio holder for adult social care and health, commented:

“This report is a valuable tool to review and identify the health and wellbeing of our residents. The theme of this year’s annual report explores the impact of work on the health and wellbeing of the working age population. There is a strong relationship between work, health and wellbeing; being in a secure good quality job has a positive impact on health. Together we are working for wellbeing in Warwickshire.”

Read the report at: warwickshire.gov.uk/publichealthannualreport