Public health news
Confirmed case of COVID-19 in Birmingham
It has been confirmed that a patient in Birmingham has tested positive for COVID-19.
Coronavirus update - 26 February 2020
Birmingham City Council continues to work closely with the local NHS and Public Health England to monitor the emerging global situation and prepare for escalation.
Ditch the sugary drinks and try Fizz Free February
Birmingham residents, especially families with young children, are being encouraged to ditch sugary drinks and take part in Fizz Free February.
Birmingham joins Partnership for Health Cities
Birmingham City Council announces new plans to increase safe and active mobility for all citizens as part of a global network of cities
Henry Dimbleby launches Birmingham Food Conversation
Co-founder of food chain Leon, Henry Dimbleby, is spending the day in the city to launch the Birmingham Food Conversation, which will feed into a national food strategy.
Funding awarded to Birmingham to help those affected by alcohol
Efforts in Birmingham to increase the number of people accessing free support for alcohol problems have received a boost following a funding award from Public Health England
New Director of Public Health appointed
A national strategic advisor to Public Health England has been appointed as Director of Public Health at Birmingham City Council.