2 Who should take action?

Introduction

The guideline is for commissioners and service providers whose remit is public health, and also those whose work influences public health. They could be working in local government, Public Health England the NHS and other organisations in the public, private, voluntary and community sectors. It is also aimed at:

  • employers

  • national trading standards board

  • occupational health services

  • personnel departments

  • planners, architects, builders and developers

  • providers of social housing

  • trade unions.

In addition, it will be of interest to people in or approaching mid‑life and their families, and other members of the public who are at increased risk of dementia, disability or frailty, or who are their family or carers.

Who should do what at a glance

Who should take action

Recommendation

Architects, builders, developers and local authority planning and housing departments

6

Commissioners of services

2,5,9,10,13

Directors of public health

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15

Employers, occupational health services, human resource departments, trade unions, third and private sector organisations who support workplace health

15

Health Education England

3,13,14,15

Local education and training boards, health and social care education providers, schools, colleges and universities, adult education providers

13

Health and social care services, local authorities and strategic partnerships (including health and wellbeing boards)

9,10,11,12,13,14

Highway authorities, road safety partnerships, transport professionals

6

Licensing authorities

7

Local enterprise partnerships

6

Local government officers

1,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15

National Trading Standards Board

5,7

NHS England

2,3,4,5,8,13,14,15

NHS Health Check providers

9

Organisations that coordinate or offer training, or that register and set standards for professionals

13

Providers of social housing

6

Public Health England

1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,15,

Third‑sector organisations with a responsibility for or an interest in the health of the public

1,2,6,9,10,11,12,13,14

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)