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Local Authorities

Oxfordshire Public Health

Public health are a team of professionals whose role is to improve and protect the health of local residents.

Visit our public health web pages.

There are three main activities:

  • To improve health by providing health improvement services
  • To protect the population from preventable health issues, including those caused by communicable diseases, environmental hazards and by ensuring effective healthcare provision
  • To support local healthcare services to provide cost effective, efficient and accessible healthcare that meets the population's needs.

Public health deliver these through ten main functions:

  1. Public health leadership
  2. Improving health and preventing disease
  3. Addressing inequalities and championing the needs of vulnerable groups
  4. Working in partnership to address broader determinants of health
  5. Protecting the population's health and planning for emergencies
  6. Supporting the NHS
  7. Analysing health trends to spot gaps, problems and emerging diseases early
  8. Adding value across Oxfordshire County Council
  9. Strong planning, commissioning, procurement, governance and business management
  10. Communications, campaigns, media, public engagement, community outreach and liaison

Oxfordshire County Council

Oxfordshire has six local authorities (Oxfordshire County Council; Cherwell District Council; Oxford City Council; West Oxfordshire District Council; Vale of White Horse District Council and South Oxfordshire District Council)

Oxfordshire County Council is the county local authority for Oxfordshire. Their website can be found here. Information on their work around public health can be found here.


Cherwell District Council

Cherwell District Council is the local authority for the Cherwell District which can be found in the north of the county. Information on their work around physical activity; leisure and sports participation can be found here.


Oxford City Council

Oxford City Council is the local authority for Oxford City located in the centre of the county. Information on their work around physical activity; leisure and sports participation can be found here.

West Oxfordshire District Council

West Oxfordshire District Council is the local authority for the west of the county. Information on their work around physical activity; leisure and sports participation can be found here.


Vale of White Horse District Council

Vale of White Horse District Council is the local authority for the south west of the county. Information on their work around physical activity; leisure and sports participation can be found here.


South Oxfordshire District Council is the local authority for the south and south east of the county. Information on their work around physical activity; leisure and sports participation can be found here.

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