Survey - Give your views on proposed Public Health Skills Passport
To influence the development of the Skills Passport and to share views on any experience you may have of the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework, read more here.
Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework Review
The PHSKF underpins the development of training curricular and job descriptions, as well as providing a benchmark for job evaluations and the setting of standards. To learn more about the framework and to participate in reviewing it, meetings have been arranged around the UK. More here.
PHE has published a factsheet on the Public Health Skills Passport Project. The factsheet outlines the project and contains a call for your ideas about the ideal Skills Passport tool. Click here for factsheet
Mapping the core public health workforce
On 3 October, 2014, the Centre for Workforce Intelligence published a report commissioned by Public Health England (PHE), Health Education England (HEE) and the Department of Health (DH) to provide analysis and intelligence of which staff roles make up the core public health workforce in England. It also seeks to identify if any further work should be considered in developing these core workforces. The report is complemented by infographics and a literature review. More.
October 2014 PHORCaST newsletter published
To read the latest news in public health in our October newsletter, click here.
RCN resource for supporting behaviour change
The RCN ran workshops in 2012 and 2013 demonstrating that there is a very definite need amongst nursing staff from all areas to develop skills in managing and supporting people to change behaviour. This is across all areas, from adopting a healthier lifestyle to empowering individuals to manage their own health. The RCN resource to help staff support people with behaviour and lifestyle change is now available on the CPD area of the RCN web site and is an open access resource for anyone involved in supporting lifestyle and behaviour change. Click here to go to the resource.
Delivering high quality, effective, compassionate care: Developing the right people with the right skills and the right values: A mandate from the Government to Health Education England: April 2014 to March 2015
To read the full document, click here.
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PHORCaST, the Public Health Online Resource for Careers, Skills and Training, is a UK-wide website, which aims to: promote public health (including health and wellbeing) as a career; attract the most appropriate people into public health roles; help retain the most appropriate people in public health roles; help develop the careers of people already working in public health; and help support those with a public health aspect to their role (the wider public health workforce).
You will find information on the six areas of practice at different levels within the public health workforce; career stories of people working in those roles; the variety of jobs available; starting a career in public health; competence frameworks; the skills, knowledge and qualifications required for public health roles; advice on accessing education and training; key public health websites and much more.
You will find information on the six areas of practice at different levels within the public health workforce; career stories of people working in those roles; the variety of jobs available (e.g. health promotion specialist, health trainer, environmental health officer, public health manager); starting a career in public health; competence frameworks; the skills, knowledge and qualifications required for public health roles; advice on accessing education and training; key public health websites and much more.