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Population health and prevention

Population health

Developing the public health workforce and raising awareness of public health among the wider NHS and social care staff will help to transform public health and improve the health of the nation.

We work with Public Health England in commissioning an appropriate number of public health specialists to meet demand and improve the public health capability of all professional healthcare staff undertaking training.

To help embed public health capacity across the wider NHS, public health and social care system, we have established a national Making Every Contact Count advisory group and a Public Health Network across HEE and the NHS.

We are a member of the People in UK Public Health Group and, as well as contributing to its work, we help to ensure this work is coordinated to promote good practice and effective working across organisations in the public health system.

Through commissioning education and training, we can help to ensure that healthcare staff and the wider workforce have the skills needed for conversations with the public about their health and well-being at the point of delivering care and any other opportunities.

Contact us

If you have any questions about other work, please contact php@hee.nhs.uk.

We have developed a toolkit to allow healthcare education programmes leads to consider, identify and map how their programmes evidence public health education knowledge and skills acquisition. The purpose of the toolkit is to quality assure the undergraduate education curricula in the Northwest for public health content.

The indicators were drawn from the Framework for Personalised Care and Population Health for Nurses, Midwives, Health Visitors and Allied Health Professionals which has since been updated to the All Our Health document June 2016.

The toolkit  draws on are six key areas of population health activity - the first four are drawn from the four public health domains outlined in the in the public health outcomes framework of health improvement, health protection, wider determinants of health and healthcare public health. It includes a further two from the Compassion in Practice framework.

The toolkit is hosted on the North West Population Health and Prevention Network website.

We have developed a glossary of terminology to help inform investment in training and workforce development in prevention and population health.

Our TEL team is working with Public Health England to develop an online learning and development portal for all public health and population health learning resources.  We’re looking for potential users to take part in some user research and feedback.  If you’d like to be involved, email the team.

Operating in partnership

Our statement of intent outlines how we're working with Public Health England to ensure the workforce has the skills and capability to respond to the Public Health Agenda.

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