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Focus on: Public health and prevention

Has the quality of services changed over recent years?

This QualityWatch report provides an overview of public health outcomes in recent years. The report also considers the opportunities and challenges presented as efforts are made to maintain the quality of services in the light of these recent reforms and financial pressures.

We examine trends in 20 indicators across sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV, substance misuse, smoking, childhood obesity and immunisations. In order to provide a more nuanced view we also gathered reflections from senior public health professionals (37 responses to a survey and 11 interviews), and other provider and advocacy organisations (11 interviews).