Public Health in Surrey


Surrey County Council are responsible for a number of Public Health functions:

  • Health improvement for the population of Surrey – especially for the most disadvantaged.
  • Informing and advising all relevant agencies (such as schools, police, nursing homes and the health services) on health protection issues alongside Public Health England. For example, flooding and threats of infectious diseases such as measles, meningitis and TB.
  • Providing professional Public Health advice to the six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), the borough and district councils and all those who commission health and social care services.

Find out more about Public Health in Surrey via the Surrey County Council website.



Public Health Profiles: Updated for 2019

Health Profiles provide summary health information to support local authority members, officers and community partners to lead for health improvement. Health Profiles aims to improve availability and accessibility for health and health-related information in England. The profiles give a snapshot overview of health for each local authority in England. Health Profiles are produced annually.

Designed to help local government and health services make decisions and plans to improve local people's health and reduce health inequalities, the profiles present a set of health indicators that show how the area compares to the national average. The indicators are carefully selected each year to reflect important public health topics.

The updated 2019 Health Profiles for England are available on the Public Health England website.

Health Profile summaries



Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is an assessment of the current and future health and social care needs of the local community. The JSNA informs the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS) which is a strategy for meeting the needs identified in the JSNA. Local authorities and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have equal and joint duties to prepare JSNAs and JHWSs, through the health and wellbeing board established by the local authority.

The JSNA is a continuous process and is updated as additional information becomes available, as gaps are identified and in response to feedback received. The current version of the JSNA has been produced using Surrey-i where all the data used in the chapters are available to download and reuse.

More information about the JSNA for Surrey is available on the Surrey-i website.



The Independent Annual Reports of the Director of Public Health - Surrey County Council

It is a statutory requirement that the Director of Public Health produces an independent annual report with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of people in Surrey. It provides an opportunity for the Director of Public Health to raise issues on trends and gaps in health and wellbeing on behalf of the Surrey population with relevant organisations.

Visit the Surrey-i website to view the latest reports.



Health Information Resources for Surrey

Useful websites showing health information and activity across Surrey:

  • Health and Wellbeing Board Surrey is the place for the NHS, public health, social care, local councillors, district and borough representatives and user representatives to work together to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Surrey.
  • Healthwatch Surrey is an independent organisation that gives the people of Surrey a voice to improve and shape services and help them get the best out of health and social care services. Their mission is to improve health and social care services and outcomes for people in Surrey.
  • Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) are local assessments of current and future health and wellbeing needs that could be met by local authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) or the NHS Commissioning Board.
  • Cancer statistics for Guildford and Waverley. Data provided by Cancer Research UK.
  • Surrey-i. This is Surrey’s local information portal, bringing you data, information and analysis about your local area and the whole of Surrey. Surrey-i gives you a new insight into the people, the places and the issues in your local area by allowing you to quickly and easily find statistics, maps, analysis and links to useful information.


Page updated:13 November 2019
Next review due:13 November 2020
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