Public Health Annual Report

It is a statutory duty for the Director of Public Health to publish an annual report on the health of the people in the area of the local authority, under the National Health Service Act (2006) (Part 3, S73B). The content and structure of the report may be decided locally. This page contains current and recent previous public health Annual reports.

Bolton Director of Public Health Annual Report 2022: how are you Bolton?

This report is aimed at people who live, work, or have another connection to Bolton. It aims to cover: some of what we know about how people are feeling and what is important to them; what helps to look after our mental health; examples of what is going on in Bolton to support mental wellbeing and where to go for more information; the main changes in Bolton's population and some of the main things affecting our health; different experiences between people.

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Annual report 2022

Bolton Director of Public Health Annual Report 2020-2021: the impact of Covid-19 on the health and wellbeing of Bolton residents

We have faced our biggest ever challenge in the form of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has hit Bolton harder than most. This report looks at the data on inequalities in Bolton in relation to Covid-19 including infections, hospitalisations, deaths, vaccine uptake, and the impact of measures taken to mitigate the impact of Covid-19. It examines inequalities experienced by these groups and social determinants of health which are likely to affect figures.

However, it is important to also celebrate the positives of the response to Covid-19 in Bolton, with a humanitarian support hub that was up and running in a matter of days, strong partnership working with our local community organisations to help our residents across the borough and to be successful in lobbying on behalf of our community to help more people access self-isolation grants and the social movement created by our communities – to help stop the spread of the virus. The whole borough pulled together to face this monumental challenge, enabled us all to work together to find solutions and we hope to continue, and build upon, these positive working relationships into the future.

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Director of Public Health's Annual Report 2020/2021
Director of Public Health's Annual Report 2020/2021 - Technical Analyses

Previous Annual Reports:

  • 2019/20 PHAR; Summary - overview of the health and wellbeing of the people of Bolton
  • 2017 PHAR - health and work
  • 2014/15 PHAR - growing up in Bolton: children and young people
  • 2013 PHAR - Learning from the past... looking to the future; the return of public health to the local authority and the opportunities that brings
  • 2011/12 PHAR - our 10 year story so far: review of progress during a decade of Primary Care Trusts