Sheffield Council’s director of public health Jeremy Wight announces resignation

Dr Jeremy Wight.
Dr Jeremy Wight.
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The director of public health in Sheffield has announced his resignation today.

Jeremy Wight has been in charge of health at Sheffield Council since 2006 but today revealed he will be stepping down in April.

But the reason for Dr Wight’s resignation is yet to be confirmed.

He said in a statement: “I’ve worked with some great people over the years who are absolutely dedicated to improving people’s health in Sheffield.

“I’m very proud of everything that the team has achieved and will continue to achieve in the future.”

Dr Wight worked as director of public health for the North Sheffield Primary Care Trust before joining the council.

Under his leadership, Sheffield Council boasted winning ‘Beacon Status’ for tackling health inequalities in Sheffield, in 2007.

For the past two years, Dr Wight oversaw the transition of public health services from the NHS to Sheffield Council, after central Government transferred responsibility from the NHS to local government.

John Mothersole, Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council, said: “I would like to thank Jeremy for his enthusiasm and dedication to public health in Sheffield.

“He has been committed to his role and provided a great service to the people of Sheffield. Over the last few years he has led the smooth transition of public health responsibilities into the council and I wish him well for his future career.”