Wider public health workforce

The Centre for Workforce Intelligence and the Royal Society for Public Health have published Understanding the Wider Public Health Workforce.

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Commissioned by Public Health England, Health Education England and the Department of Health, this review of the wider public health workforce in England, identifies the size and scope of this workforce, provides examples of its work and considers possible professional development needs for strengthening this important service. The report has found that at least 15 million people contribute to the public health agenda in England – ranging from police and fire personnel, to opticians and housing officers.

The Royal Society for Public Health has also published Rethinking the public health workforce which identifies a number of occupations, who have already started to support public health work.


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