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Jenny Wright, Fiona Sim, and Katie Ferguson

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300335

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300335.001.0001

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The focus on practitioners and the wider workforce

The focus on practitioners and the wider workforce

(p.111) Seven The focus on practitioners and the wider workforce
Multidisciplinary public health

Jenny Wright

Fiona Sim

Katie Ferguson

Policy Press

This chapter widens the history from consideration of specialists to outline key changes from 2005 for public health practitioners from all backgrounds, as well as the attention given to others in the workforce who could benefit the public's health and ways, such as via specific networks, their development needs could be met. As part of this response to continuing public health challenges as outlined in the 2005 Choosing Health White Paper, the mid-2000s saw the development of national agreement on the core competencies for anyone working in public health as well as those skills needed for specific areas of practice, leading to development of a competency framework applicable to the whole public health workforce. The UKPHR from 2008 opened for registration of public health practitioners in addition to specialists.

Keywords:   Public health practitioner, Wider public health workforce, Teaching Public Health Networks, Skills for Health, Public Health Skills and Competency Framework, Core and defined areas of public health practice, Health trainers, Choosing Health, Registration of public health practitioners, MECC

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