Jim McManus

  • Councils need ongoing funds to tackle infections

    08 March 2022

    Corporate memory and capability built up by councils during the pandemic will be lost if some Contain Outbreak Management Fund (COMF) does not continue, warns ADPH president Jim McManus.

  • COVID dogmatism helps nobody

    26 May 2021

    The next stage of the UK COVID strategy will be more challenging, but ‘waiting for a perfect answer before acting can kill,’ warns Jim McManus.

  • Tackling the big four vaccine challenges

    24 February 2021

    Tackling inequity in vaccination uptake depends on resolving what Jim McManus calls the big four challenges – and councils’ role is crucial.

  • Finding the right mindset -  and team

    14 April 2020

    Jim McManus shares his lessons for dealing with pandemics  - and presents a ‘go to guide’ on the six key elements of his COVID-19 multi-agency response.

  • Knowing when to ‘nudge’

    18 June 2019

    Jim McManus outlines how to navigate ‘that nudge thing’ – behavioural economics, insights and science to apply the right solution and avoid wasting time and money

  • Checking up on the power of prevention

    30 April 2019

    Jim McManus outlines how to assess if prevention is working – and says it is crucial to define what you want to achieve and to set up the project so you can measure if it’s doing what it is supposed to

  • Prevention in its own right

    27 March 2019

    Jim McManus lays out an analysis and narrative that puts councils at the core of the preventative vision.

  • How Hertfordshire got men to ‘shape up’

    01 November 2016

    Jim McManus explains the pressures facing public health teams and how Hertfordshire is getting men in particular to think differently about their weight and health

  • Public health, three years on

    02 June 2016

    Three years on since public health moved from the NHS to local government, Jim McManus explains how Hertfordshire has responded to the changes

  • Hertfordshire’s bumpy ride

    09 June 2015

    Jim McManus explains how Hertfordshire CC is tackling the issue of smoking in pregnancy by using behavioural insights and local intelligence to shape a new social marketing campaign.