Argyll and Bute Public Health Team’s Annual Report 2020/21

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The year of 2020/21 will be a year to remember for many reasons, as COVID-19 disrupted systems and services on many levels.
It has been a year full of challenges, and often of uncertainty, but also one which has seen communities coming together to be there for each other and make a positive contribution where they can.
This year’s Annual Report gives an insight into the work of the Argyll and Bute Public Health Team, including the following highlights:
  • Argyll & Bute – the challenges and context;
  • COVID-19 in Argyll and Bute – it’s prevalence, it’s impact and our response (including Caring for People helpline); vaccinations; symptomatic and asymptomatic testing; working in partnership.
  • Ongoing work of the Argyll and Bute Public Health team:
      • The Living Well Strategy: £70k awarded through 8 Living Well Grants to Third Sector organisations;
      • Living Well Networks (8 across Argyll & Bute) – £4K allocated as Youth Grant Awards;
      • Community Link Working;
      • Cool2Talk;
      • Smoking Cessation;
      • Sexual Health;
      • Screening Inequalities;
      • Suicide Prevention;
      • Social Mitigation;
      • Equalities;
      • Comms & Engagement;
      • Argyll & Bute Alcohol & Drugs (ADP).

We hope you enjoy the read, including the many interactive links embedded throughout the report. Feel free to contact us with any queries you may have at nhsh.abhealthimprovement@nhs.scot