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Multidisciplinary public health: Understanding the development of the modern workforce

Jenny Wright, Fiona Sim, and Katie Ferguson


The book is an important addition to the history of public health in England. Starting in the 1970s, with a brief overview of earlier periods, it charts the events leading to the unique achievement from 2003 of specialist status, equivalent to public health medical consultants, for those from non-medical backgrounds. Setting these changes in context, it discusses later implications, changes and developments for practitioners and for the wider UK public health workforce. A lively and comprehensive review of policy change, the book concludes with a reflection on the new public health system in E ... More

Keywords: Public health, multidisciplinary, public health specialist, practitioner, wider workforce, workforce development, Witness Seminars

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781447300335
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447300335.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jenny Wright, author
University of Bedfordshire

Fiona Sim, author

Katie Ferguson, author