It is now eighteen months on from the transfer of public health from the NHS to local authorities, and one year on from the publication of the NLGN report Healthy Dialogues: Embedding Health in Local Government. To mark this, NLGN hosted a roundtable to consider the transition so far and how issues have moved forward since the publication of the report. Participants in the discussion included local authority Chief Executives, Councillors, Directors of Public Health and academics. The key questions for this event were designed to explore the extent to which public health has embedded into local government; the ongoing challenges that areas are experiencing and what this means for how local authorities have to work moving forward. This paper outlines the key discussion points and themes that emerged during the event.
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