Camden Council welcomes new 'impressive' public health chief

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By JulieGK | Monday, February 04, 2013, 21:37

The new Director for Public Health for Camden and Islington - Julie Billett - has been welcomed by both councils.

The responsibility for public health transfers from the NHS to local authorities on April 1. Camden and Islington Councils anticipated closer collaboration to create a single Public Health Director to cover both authorities.

Both councils' chief executives were on the recruitment panel.

Julie Billet started her new role on Friday.

Camden chief executive, Mike Cooke, said: "We are very impressed by Julie's vision for our new joint service and her understanding of the challenges faced by both our councils over the coming years."

Until 31 January 2013, Julie Billett was Deputy Director of Public Health in Islington, where she has worked for the past five years.



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