Circulating this, just in from Public Health Wales:
“Public Health Wales invites you to attend a Public Health White Paper stakeholder engagement event on the 29th May from 9am-11am in the White Room at Jolyons, 10 Cathedral Road, Cardiff. Parking is available behind the building in Sophia Gardens. Our apologies for the short notice of this event- we are working to a very tight timetable.
The aim of the event is to open up discussion on the content of the White Paper, giving public health colleagues and stakeholders the chance to view/ contribute to the Public Health Wales draft response. There will be a short presentation from each of our thematic leads and this will be followed by a ‘World Cafe’ discussion where people can choose to stay at one table to discuss one aspect of the White Paper if they wish, or alternatively migrate around a number of tables of interest. Feedback will be recorded at each table and used to inform the Public Health Wales response.
If you would like to attend can you please contact Christopher.firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get an idea of numbers in advance of the event. The response will be shared with stakeholders for information from Mid June.”
Some more information about the Public Health White Paper (follow the link for the consultation documents):
“The ‘Listening to you – Your health matters’ White Paper sets out a series of proposals for legislation to help further improve and protect people’s health and wellbeing in Wales.
Start of consultation: 02/04/2014
End of consultation: 24/06/2014
The proposals cover a range of public health issues, including action to reduce the harms to health caused by smoking, alcohol misuse and obesity. They provide a set of practical actions which, when combined, aim to have a positive impact on health and wellbeing in Wales.We published a Green Paper in 2012 on the need for a Public Health Bill, which showed broad support for legislation to further improve health and wellbeing. This White Paper builds on that and outlines how we are responding to the main messages received, both through the proposals in this White Paper and the Future Generations Bill.
The White Paper sets out how we will take steps to:
- improve health over the life course through proposals to address the important public health issues of tobacco, alcohol misuse and obesity;
- build community assets for health through proposals to strengthen the role of Local Health Boards when planning and delivering pharmaceutical services, and to improve provision and access to toilets for public use; and
- improve the regulation of certain types of procedures such as cosmetic piercing and tattooing.”