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.
Regulation of public health specialists - consultation
A consultation on the regulation of public health specialists opened on 4 September. It is proposed that non-medical or dental public health specialists be subject to statutory regulation by the HCPC instead of registering on the voluntary list currently held by the UK Public health Register (UKPHR). The Department of Health is asking for views on the draft proposal. The consultation closes on 14 November (now extended from the original closing date of 17 October). More.
October 2014 PHORCaST newsletter published
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Call for evidence: Shape of Caring Review
Health Education England is asking: "How can we ensure the education and training of nurses and care assistants is fit for purpose to support them in delivering high quality care over the next 10-15 years?" HEE is seekling evidence on the type of workforce required to respond to future challenges and meet the predicted needs of patients and the public. Completed response forms are to be returned by by 5.00pm on Wednesday 17 September 2014. Read more about the review.
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.
Public Health Consultant and Specialist Survey 2013
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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
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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.