Ian Cameron on the History of Public Health in Leeds

Ian Cameron, Director of Public Health, Leeds City Council

‘What does the history of the Medical Officers of Health in Leeds tell us about present and future Leeds?’

Dr Ian Cameron, director of Public Health at Leeds City Council, talks about the value of looking back over the history of public health in Leeds. The history of local public health shows that improvements are always possible when planned and carried out attentively to cater for the needs at present. By looking at the historical development of the public health service, we can find inspiration for continuing to improve the citizens’ health.