Responsibility for public health transferred from the NHS to Blackpool Council on 1 April 2013, under government reforms.

The role of public health is to improve the health of local residents, prevent risks to public health and reduce health inequalities to help people live longer, healthier lives.

Public health is responsible for the delivery of a wide range of services including:

  • Stop smoking
  • Alcohol and drug misuse services
  • Public health services for children and young people
  • The national Child Measurement Programme
  • Weight management
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Accidental injury prevention
  • Dealing with health protection incidents
  • Sexual health services.

Each year the Director of Public Health publishes an annual report giving their independent view of the health of the people of the town. Please click on the links below to view previous editions of the annual public health reports for Blackpool.

Further editions can be found here.