The strategy sets out actions for various partners in the new public health system to support and develop the public health workforce. It will help embed public health capacity within the wider workforce to support delivery of the public health outcomes framework.
The review of the public health workforce strategy details the progress that has been made, including:
reviewing the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework and developing an online tool to support career development
transferring the public health career support website to Health Careers
producing a minimum dataset for the public health workforce to support workforce planning across the system
improving support for the public health non-medical scientific workforce, knowledge and intelligence staff, and academic staff
establishing Health Education England’s public health advisory group and developing a prevention and public health action plan
reviewing the Faculty of Public Health’s national specialists training curriculum
introducing a new range of public health leadership development and talent management programmes
This work is a collaboration between a range of organisations including Department of Health, Public Health England, Health Education England and local authorities. These organisations will continue to work together to meet the commitments set out in the strategy.
A new public health workforce strategy will be developed in summer 2016.