Quality in public health: a shared responsibility

A new framework for England that aims to raise quality in public health services and functions.


Quality in public health: a shared responsibility

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This is the first such framework for public health, and has been developed by the Public Health System Group with support from important partners across the public health system including from local government and the NHS.

The main audiences for the framework are:

  • people working in public health and related areas
  • providers of public health functions and services
  • commissioners and funders
  • local authority councillors and directly elected mayors
  • national government, organisations and policy makers

The framework has been co-produced by:

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Faculty of Public Health
  • Association of Directors of Public Health
  • Local Government Association
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
  • Royal Society for Public Health
  • Health Foundation
  • NHS Clinical Commissioners
  • Care Quality Commission
  • Public Health England
  • Solace
  • National Pharmacy Association
  • NHS England
  • NHS Improvement
  • UK Health Forum

The framework is endorsed by:

  • UK Public Health Register
  • Chartered Institute for Environmental Health
  • Food Standards Agency
  • NHS Providers
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • National Police Chiefs Council
  • National Fire Chiefs Council
  • Association of Ambulance Chief Executives
  • Royal College of General Practitioners

Contact for further information or if your organisation is interested in endorsing the framework.

Published 21 March 2019