About Portsmouth City Council
Portsmouth City Council like all other local authorities took on new responsibility for public health as a result of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. Under the 2012 reforms, Portsmouth City Council now works on the three key domains of public health, health improvement, health protection and health services.
In addition to having a general duty to improve local public health, Portsmouth City Council has taken specific responsibilities for commissioning a list of services, some of which are already part of this council’s work, while others (such as the NHS Health Check programme) were less familiar. As a result, many new and dynamic projects were initiated across the city.