'Public Health and the licensing act 2003- guidance note on effective participation by public health teams' has now been published


The Public health and alcohol licensing guidance aims to help Directors of Public Health (DsPH) and licensing colleagues to develop their understanding of how public health can contribute to the licensing regime and how licensing can contribute to public health. This guidance also introduces the DsPH and the public health role to the licensing authority, other responsible authorities, the community and operators. It provides practical ways of how DsPH can maximise the effectiveness of their role and it includes local examples of where the DsPH and their public health teams have made input to the licensing process.

A link to the guidance can be found below.