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Public health on the frontline: responding to COVID-19

In a series of interviews, directors of public health from across the country talk about the local response to COVID-19.

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Across the country, local government continues to show the nation that councils are there for our communities in our times of greatest need.

At the heart of the public health response has been directors of public health. They have had to step in to ensure supplies of personal protective equipment get through to care homes, provided advice to schools, carried out vital modelling work for hospitals and helped redeploy staff and reconfigure teams to keep vital council services running.

What has it been like to be on the frontline of the fight against the virus?

Please note: The views expressed in these interviews do not necessarily reflect those of the local authority or the LGA.