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Director of Public Health

Frances Howie - Director for Public Health

Frances Howie
Frances Howie has been appointed as Director of Public Health. Frances brings to the role a wealth of knowledge and experience in serving the health and well-being needs of the people of Worcestershire.

Key Accountabilities

Accountable for delivery of all the Council's public health duties as set out in the Health and Social Care Act. This includes promoting a culture, environment and behaviour that contributes to better health, planning for and responding to major health threats, plus commissioning of services to improve and protect health and prevent ill-health. Also to provide the intelligence and evidence base to support the NHS to arrange local health services in the most effective way and to support the Council to build an evidence-based approach to decision-making and service planning.

Accountable for the Council's duties under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. This includes working with partners to promote community safety and reduce domestic abuse, and commissioning drug and alcohol services.

Salary

Information relating to salary and pension contributions is available within the Statement of Accounts under Officer Remuneration. The Councils Pay Policy Statement clarifies the County Council's strategic stance on pay in order to provide direction for members and officers making detailed decisions on pay and to provide the citizens of Worcestershire with a clear statement of the principles underpinning decisions on the use of public funds.