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New Director of Public Health appointed

Health and wellbeing

16 June 2023

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North Northamptonshire Council has appointed Jane Bethea as the new Director of Public Health and Wellbeing at the authority.

Jane has a wealth of experience within Public Health and is currently a Consultant within Public Health for Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as well as being the Training Programme Director for East Midlands Public Health. She is also an honorary Associate Professor in Public Health for the University of Nottingham.

This is a wonderful opportunity, and I am very much looking forward to joining North Northamptonshire Council and working with colleagues both in the council and the wider system.  I will be building on the excellent progress made to date and continuing that focus on making sure we have the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes for the local population.Jane Bethea
I am delighted that we have been able to secure Jane into this vital role within the council. The past few years has shown just what an important role Public Health play and I am pleased we will now have Jane leading the existing, fantastic Public Health teams we have here at North Northamptonshire Council.

I look forward to working with Jane and the whole corporate leadership team as we continue our journey and progress as a council.
Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council
I look forward to welcoming Jane to North Northamptonshire Council. She has an excellent level of experience and clearly demonstrated that she is right for the job. 

I am confident that Jane is the right choice who will help us continue to grow and develop Public Health services across North Northants.
Cllr Helen Harrison, the council’s Executive Member for Adults, Health and Wellbeing

It is anticipated that Jane will take up the role from September 2023.