The Local Government Association has published transition guidance on public health workforce matters. The guidance builds on the earlier Public Health HR Concordat, which set out general principles for dealing with staffing issues. .
This Guidance is intended primarily for the use of HR specialists in councils who will be receiving staff. A copy has been sent directly to council leaders.
The transition guidance has been developed by the LGA with the help of a small contact group from councils and regional employers as well as the Department of Health and NHS employment experts.
Detailed discussions have been held with a group of trade unions, including those recognised in local government as well as the Royal College of Nursing and the British Medical Association.