The Covid-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented situation that has tested local public health systems to the extreme for more than a year. Directors of public health (DsPH) in particular have had a unique viewpoint and have been at the forefront of making complex decisions about their local populations.
The report highlights key learning from the experiences of DsPH to build a picture of what has happened over the past year and what is important for a strong public health response to the recovery from the pandemic and any future public health emergencies.
The King's Fund offer their reflections about the position and level of influence they have gained, how DsPH need to continue to have a voice in addressing public health challenges and the importance of finding the time and support for their recovery.
Read the report here.