Consultation outcome

Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Towards a Workforce Strategy for the Public Health System

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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This document provides a summary of responses to the consultation, with details on how the consultation was carried out.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


The government invites your views on ways to develop the public health workforce in the new public health system.


Impact Assessment: Consultation on a Proposed Public Health Workforce Strategy

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Consultation description

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 sets out changes to the public health system. Central to this is ensuring that the public health system continues to have a highly skilled and motivated workforce across the 3 domains of public health: health protection, health promotion and healthcare public health – wherever they are in the system.

This consultation asks your views on ways to support and develop the public health workforce including

  • ways to enumerate the public heath workforce
  • recruitment and retention
  • the role of public health practitioners
  • the role of local education and training boards
  • ways to strengthen academic public health and the public health information and intelligence function

The consultation was signposted in the public health document Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Update and Way Forward