Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework

The updated PHSKF, resources that support implementation and application, and status reports on the redesign and the skills passport.

These documents present the public health skills and knowledge framework (PHSKF), and a number of case studies and examples of how the framework has been used.


This page contains the Framework itself, as well as updates from the PHSKF Steering Group.

Tools and guidance

Case studies

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Published 1 December 2016
Last updated 26 November 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Shared competencies of town planning and public health' case study.

  2. Added new document: Map roles using PHSKF.

  3. Added 'A skills and knowledge framework for Health Impact Assessment' case study.

  4. Added case study: How the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework can be used to bring several public health teams into one unified team

  5. Added a new group: 'PHSKF: tools and guidance' which links to a new page with helpful resources.

  6. Added Case Study: Using the PHSKF to conduct a staff skills survey (2017).

  7. New report added to collection: Public health ethics in practice.

  8. First published.