This week I attended a Public Health Workforce review consultation meeting with PHE – there are some interesting changes afoot, and a promising sense of recognition that public health is not just for medically or clinically trained professionals. Much of the discussion was decidedly ‘health promotion’ – talk of empowering people from all walks of life to address health issues. The chief of Berkshire Firefighters gave an impressive talk on how home-fire prevention services can also bring in health promotion. There is also talk of developing a public health skills passport.
There is an online consultation on the future direction of public health workforce – the closing deadline has been extended to Jan 31st -it takes about 15 minutes and has some thought provoking questions. DO have your say: https://surveys.phe.org.uk/PHWorkforceReview
The background document – best to read if first- is at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/fit-for-the-future-a-review-of-the-public-health-workforce