Public Health Annual Report (PHAR)

Liver Building, Albert Dock and Covid vaccine bus

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 2021

Over the last two years the Public Health Annual Report has been used as a vehicle to document the city's journey through the pandemic. This journey has taken us from the declaration of a pandemic to public health's role in keeping communities safe, the true impact on our communities, what we have learnt and how we plan to recover as a city.

Even though everyone has lived through the storm we want to bring the whole story of resilience, grit and determination to life and take it into the heart of our communities to show how far we have come. Public Health, working alongside Culture Liverpool, have commissioned artists to use high quality and engaging cultural activity to animate, bring to life and educate Liverpool's residents about the city's Covid journey with a range of visual virals which you can access via

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