About Public Health

The council is responsible for a number of public health functions:

  • we work with health and social care partners from across the borough including the NHS, emergency services, voluntary and community organisations to prevent ill health and injury
  • we aim to improve and protect the health of the people in Doncaster and help them live healthier and more fulfilling lives by making better and informed choices.


The health and wellbeing of the people in Doncaster is improving in a number of key areas. However, it is not improving as fast as it is in the rest of the country. Factors such as employment, housing conditions, education and other aspects of living conditions have an impact on health and this highlights the importance of working to improve the health and wellbeing of our residents.

Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Doncaster HWB Strategy 2016-21
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HWB Strategy Summary 2016-21
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HWBB Easy Read Summary 2016-21
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The Doncaster Health and Wellbeing Strategy (attached above) has outlined five key priorities for the next two years:

  1. safe drinking
  2. good mental wellbeing and dementia support
  3. healthy weight
  4. stronger families
  5. personal responsibility

Public Health Annual Report 2018

This year is the first of Dr Rupert Suckling’s Public Health Annual Reports to address a specific topic and the topic is mental health; the combination of feeling good and functioning effectively. The video report focuses on the five ways to wellbeing as an approach that we can all take to maintain and improve our mental health.

Public Health Annual Report 2018 - Supporting documents
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Public Health Annual Report 2018 - Update on recommendations from 2017
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Watch the individual case studies from the report in full using the following link:

Public Health useful documents

Directory of healthy living services 2018
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PH senior roles and responsibilities Dec 2016
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PH Commissioning Strategy 2017_21 Final
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Last updated: 29 November 2019 16:09:30