Guidance

Public health skills and knowledge framework (PHSKF)

UK-wide tool to develop public health capabilities needed in the future.

Documents

Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework

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User guide for the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework

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Detail

The revised framework aims to reflect the current public health landscape, ensuring the public health workforce continues to develop the skills and competencies needed both now and in future.

The framework is accompanied by a user guide explaining how it can be used by individuals, employers and educational providers working in public health.

Individuals and organisations can share their experience of applying the framework by emailing sp-phskf@phe.gov.uk.

The Public health skills and knowledge framework (PHSKF) was first published as the Public Health Skills and Careers Framework in 2008. It has been reviewed and redesigned in collaboration between lead agencies across the UK including Public Health England, Public Health Wales, NHS Scotland and the Public Health Agency of Northern Ireland. The review and development process included extensive consultation and engagement with the public health workforce. Read the review of the PHSKF.