That the content of the Director of Public Health Annual Report 2021-2022 be noted.
Considered – A report of the Director of Public Health presenting her Annual Report 2021-2022: Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
County Councillor Michael Harrison introduced the report confirming it was also due to be considered by the Care & Independence Overview & Scrutiny Committee in December 2022.
Louise Wallace, Director of Public Health noted the 2021/22 report looked at the wider issues associated with the impact of Covid-19 and confirmed the impact of the pandemic would become clearer over coming months and would be reported in future next annual reports. She also thanked all the contributors to the report and noted the public’s positive contribution to supporting their communities through the pandemic.
Executive Members welcomed the report. County Councillor Simon Myers confirmed it spoke well of the strengths of North Yorkshire communities, and identified areas where lessons could be learnt.
County Councillor Gareth Dadd confirmed he had received positive feedback on the online sexual health service, which suggested it was working well.
County Councillor Paul Haslam suggested future reports should have a greater focus on nutrition.
Executive Members thanked the Director of Public Health for her very comprehensive report and it was
Resolved: That the Annual Report for 2021-22 be noted.