Tag Archives : Dr Ruth Harrell


New report focuses on helping children and young people in Plymouth to Thrive

The new Director of Public Health Annual Report – the draft version of which is now available online – focuses on how the health and wellbeing of children and young people is being supported in schools in Plymouth. Entitled Feel Better Do Better: Thrive Plymouth in Schools, it is the first annual report of Dr […]


Plymouth flu jab campaign launch

People in Plymouth who are eligible are being urged to have their flu jabs, as figures reveal that last winter four in every ten flu outbreaks in England were linked to schools. Residents aged 65 and over, pregnant women, people with long term health conditions and children aged 2, 3, and 4, and children in […]


Stoptober challenge for Plymouth as smoking rates continue to fall

Are you a smoker and could you give up smoking for a whole month? Next month is Stoptober and people across Plymouth are being urged to take the challenge to quit smoking throughout October. In Plymouth, smoking rates have fallen by almost 4% in the past four years, down to a rate where around 1 […]


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, […]