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New Director of Public Health confirmed for Plymouth

A new Director of Public Health has been announced for Plymouth City Council. Dr Ruth Harrell, who was previously acting as interim Director, has now been confirmed as the new Director. Ruth has worked in Plymouth as a Consultant in Public Health for two and a half years, leading on disease prevention and health protection, […]


New Interim Director of Public Health for Plymouth

A new Interim Director of Public Health has been announced for Plymouth City Council. Dr Ruth Harrell will take over the reins in the autumn when Professor Kelechi Nnoaham leaves the Council after two and a half years, to take on a new role in South Wales. Councillor Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council, […]


Thrive Plymouth year 2 to launch with local schools

Schools from across Plymouth will be attending an event to officially launch the second year of a citywide drive to reduce health inequalities – Thrive Plymouth. Thrive Plymouth is a ten year framework that follows the simple 4-4-54 formula. This recognises the need to tackle the four lifestyle behaviours – smoking, excessive drinking, inactivity and […]


Director of Public Health Annual Report 2014/2015

Plymouth’s new approach to reducing health inequalities by encouraging behaviour change is the focus of a new report. Plymouth City Council’s latest Director of Public Health (DPH) Annual Report is the first to be produced since the launch of Thrive Plymouth, an innovative ten year programme. Thrive Plymouth focuses on four lifestyle behaviours – smoking, […]


Protect yourself – and your child – against the flu

People in at risk groups in Plymouth are being urged to get their flu jabs to protect them against seasonal flu. Pregnant women, the over 65s, carers and those with long term health conditions are being advised to have the free vaccinations to give them protection. There is also the nasal spray which is now […]


Kelechi Nnoaham and Councillor Sue McDonald

New Director of Public Health is welcomed into new role

Kelechi Nnoaham has taken up his role of Director of Public Health at Plymouth City Council this week and is eager to get to grips with the challenges that lay ahead. Councillor Sue McDonald, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Adult Social Care, extended a warm welcome to Kelechi who has taken over from Stephen […]