Agenda item

Health Protection Assurance Annual Report


The Cabinet noted a report of the Corporate Director of Adult and Health Services which provided an update on the health protection assurance arrangements in County Durham and health protection activities over the course of the year (for copy of report see file of minutes).


Cllr C Hood, Cabinet Portfolio for Adult and Health Services explained that Health Protection assurance was a statutory function and the annual report presented Cabinet with an update on the arrangements and areas identified for further assurance in coming year. Significant work had been undertaken by the Director of Public Health, around the coordination of agencies and exercises undertaken to test emergency plans which had identified recommended actions for coming year, including access to screening and vaccinations and schools immunisation coverage.




That the report be noted.

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