Public Health Liverpool

Public Health Annual Report (PHAR)

The Director of Public Health is the foremost advisor on health for the city.

The Annual Report of the Director of Public Health is a statutory function and forms an element of the strategic planning process for improving population health and reducing health inequalities together with the JSNA process and the Health and Wellbeing Strategy process.

Public Health Annual Reports can be comprehensive or may focus on a particular theme and usually present a set of recommendations for future action. 

Annual report for 2022

Following on from reports for the last two years the 2022 report will be the last in the trilogy themed around Liverpool’s COVID journey. The report reflects on the past year (Jan 2022- December 2022) underpinned by how we have all needed to learn to live with Covid safely and fairly.

The pandemic has not only worsened existing health issues - but created new ones, which has resulted in poorer health outcomes and increased inequalities across the city. The 2022 PHAR focuses on the Cities continued recovery from the pandemic and how we build back fairer to tackle health inequalities and improve population health.

Read the annual report for 2022 - Living Safely and Fairly with Covid-19.

Previous reports

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