Policy paper

Mapping the core public health workforce

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

This report provides analysis and information of staff roles which make up the core public health workforce in England.

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This report provides analysis and intelligence of which staff roles make up the core public health workforce in England.

During the course of this project, the Centre for Workforce Intelligence defined and provided numbers for 11 staff groups. These are based on staff who typically work between levels 5 and 9 on the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework (PHSKF).

The research concluded that the number of core public health workers in England is likely to range from around 36,000 to 41,000 people. The size of the range should be viewed as an indicator of the lack of reliable workforce data for several professions or staffing groups outlined in the report.