Public health

Have your say on housing for older people

We want your views on the housing needs of older people in Thurrock: the types of housing that older people want, what about their home is important to older people, how can older people be supported to stay in their own home for longer, and how can we better support older people in their choices. Have your say in our older persons housing survey.

Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) was established on 1 April 2013, to bring together public health specialists from more than 70 organisations into a single expert national public health agency.

There are 15 local PHE centres which are responsible for providing services and expert advice on:

  • health protection
  • health improvement
  • healthcare public health

It is tailored to the needs and wishes of local government, clinical commissioning groups and the local NHS.

Local health protection teams in a PHE Centre work alongside the NHS, local authorities and emergency services providing specialist support in communicable disease, infection control and emergency planning.

We are covered by the Anglia and Essex Public Health England Centre. Local support for health protection is provided by the Essex Health Protection Team.

The Consultants in Communicable Disease Control in the Essex Health Protection Team are the nominated proper officers for Thurrock Council for the receipt and disclosure of notification of suspected notifiable diseases under the Health Protection (Notification) Regulations 2010.

Health profiles

Public Health England publishes health profiles that give a picture of people’s health within each council area in England. They help councils and health services make decisions to improve people’s health and reduce inequalities.

Go to Public Health England: health profiles for Thurrock.