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The Academy of Public Health for London and the South East

The Academy of Public Health is a London and the South East collaborative, operating as a commissioning mechanism to provide learning and development opportunities, and as a platform for sharing ideas, tools, and resources.

The Academy of Public Health is an innovative initiative with a central mission to support a transformation in the capacity and capability of the public health system and a wider workforce that will enable all in our communities to lead healthier lives.

The Academy will deliver:

  • a joined up system approach on priorities transcending organisational boundaries,
  • a clear professional development offer,
  • improved workforce planning and development, and
  • a more cost effective commissioning of workforce programmes.

The Academy’s priorities are being informed by the needs of local government, as well as the delivery of the radical upgrade in prevention and public health set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View. The priorities are now being taken forward through the eight sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) for London and the South East.

Our focus will be on:

  1. Making public health everybody’s business
  2. Developing strategic leadership for public health
  3. Equipping the workforce with public health skills fit for the 21st century
  4. Supporting recruitment, retention and progression in public health

For practical examples, please see priorities for delivery on pages five to seven in the business case, available in the related documents section at the bottom of this page.

The public health specialty training programme for London and the South East that is training many of the next generation of senior public health professionals will be embedded within the Academy. The Academy will be steered by a collaborative partnership group that will have local government, NHS, Public Health England and HEE membership.

Anyone, organisation or individual, with a key role supporting people and communities living and working in London and the South East to stay healthy can be part of the Academy. Contact us for more information.

Please help in our research

Dear colleagues,

One of the aims of the academy is to help you find the latest population health and prevention education resources to support your learning needs, quickly and easily. We're seeking to find what you want most from a central online place for learning and sharing and we'd value a few minutes of your time to get your views.

We're conducting a survey and your input would be appreciated. Please visit the survey to answer ten short questions.

Thank you for your participation, we'll share the results with you in due course.

The Academy of Public Health

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Academy of Public Health October 2016 bulletin

12 October 2016

The first edition of the Academy of Public Health (London and South East) News Bulletin is out. This month's bulletin features updates on what has been happening since the establishment of the academy.


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