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FPH Annual Conference 2014

2-3 July 2014
University of Manchester

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GLO-CAL HEALTH - MAKING A
WORLD OF DIFFERENCE


Confirmed speakers include Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health.

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Chantler review brings standard packs a step closer

The Chantler review has concluded that there is a strong public health case for standardised cigarette packs

Chantler review brings standard packs a step closer

Children need safe places for psychiatric care

We urgently need investment in appropriate services for children and young people so they get the help they need in a safe and secure setting

Children need safe places for psychiatric care

Public Health England needs freedom to speak out

FPH strongly supports the recommendations of the Health Committee report on Public Health England, published today

Public Health England needs freedom to speak out

Public Health Skills Passport consultation

Public Health England has asked for feedback on its proposed Public Health Skills Passport

Public Health Skills Passport consultation

Austerity means long-term price to pay for our health

It's disgraceful that some people in the UK are relying on foodbanks to eat, particularly when so often it’s due to delays in receiving benefits, says Professor John Ashton, FPH President

Austerity means long-term price to pay for our health

Debate on sugar tax shows need for set of measures

No magic bullet for obesity: we need government action and set of measures that don't leave food policy to industry

Debate on sugar tax shows need for set of measures

No Smoking Day shows need for cessation services

We need properly funded smoking cessation services across the UK to keep up the good work on helping people kick the habit

No Smoking Day shows need for cessation services

Launch of RPS Professional Standards

Professional Standards for Public Health Practice for Pharmacy have been developed by a task group of the Pharmacy and Public Health Forum, led by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)

Launch of RPS Professional Standards

BMA survey shows risks to public health

Survey results highlight many ongoing concerns about the role of public health professionals in new system

BMA survey shows risks to public health

Welcome decision on meningitis B vaccine

Great news for children's health - and we look forward to the JCVI's decision on prescribing the HPV vaccine to boys

Welcome decision on meningitis B vaccine

Mass fluoridation of water is good public health move

New report from Public Health England finds that fluoridation is a 'safe and effective' public health measure

Mass fluoridation of water is good public health move

We need local leadership for public health

BMJ investigation into local councils' use of the public health budget shows need for Directors of Public Health to have authority to make tough decisions

We need local leadership for public health

Plain speaking on obesity is welcome

CMO's report out today is a reminder that tackling obesity is about much more than telling people to eat less and move more

Plain speaking on obesity is welcome

Floods are a major public mental health issue

There are immediate and long-term public health risks for people affected by flooding, says Professor John Ashton

Floods are a major public mental health issue

Historic vote on smoking in cars protects children's health

We owe our thanks to all those MPs who chose to do the right thing and voted to protect children’s health, says FPH

Historic vote on smoking in cars protects children's health

House of Lords vote on smoking is 'excellent news for health'

FPH welcomes last night’s vote, which passed enabling legislation on standardised packs, and supported an amendment to prohibit smoking in cars with children.

House of Lords vote on smoking is 'excellent news for health'

Just over half of NHS trusts have mental wellbeing policy

Mental wellbeing protects against various physical and mental health problems: it is in all employers’ interests to have effective policies that support their staff’s health and wellbeing.

Just over half of NHS trusts have mental wellbeing policy

We need mental health promotion plan

Deputy Prime Minister's welcome focus on need to develop public understanding of mental illness is in danger of stumbling at first hurdle without mental health promotion plan

We need mental health promotion plan

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If you are a journalist looking for a comment or to talk to an expert, our press office is here to help.  We regularly respond to media enquiries on a range of public health issues such as 'flu, alcohol, smoking,  mental health, sexual health or sustainable development.

CPD

Continuing professional development (CPD) is the component of learning and development that occurs after the formal completion of postgraduate training.

In public health, the overall aim of continuing professional development is to ensure that those who work in the field develop and maintain the necessary knowledge, skills and attributes to practise effectively and work towards improving the health of the population.

CPD is a professional obligation for all public health professionals.

In order to comply with the Faculty of Public Health's (FPH) minimum standards for CPD and to remain in good standing, all FPH members must either submit a satisfactory CPD return for the previous calendar year, or have been formally exempted by FPH from this requirement.

FPH has adopted common standards for CPD for all its members.

New CPD policy from 1 April 2014 [pdf]

The online diary allows users to keep an accurate online record of their learning activities. It also allows them to submit their annual return online.

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Further information on FPH CPD.

Regulation

On the 23 January 2012, the Secretary of State Andrew Lansley announced plans to legislate to ensure that all public health consultants were appropriately regulated. The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) welcomes this outcome, which is in no small part down to the hard work and commitment of FPH members, officers and staff.

FPH has now received further details from the Department of Health on the legislative process, practicalities and timetable for implementation. The legislation that will be used is Section 60 of the 1999 Health Act which will enable amendment of the Health Professions Council's (HPC) primary legislation, using secondary legislation, to establish a statutory register for public health specialists.  A draft legislative order will then be produced, which requires three months' consultation.  A revised order is then drafted.  It then has to be considered by the Scottish Assembly and then approved through a debate in the House of Commons and the House of Lords, prior to approval by the Privy Council. 

The process will begin in late 2012 and should take between 18 and 24 months, depending on the complexity of the legislation. During that time, the HPC will work with FPH, the United Kingdom Public Health Register (UKPHR) and other interested parties to develop and agree the regulatory systems and standards within HPC to enable UKPHR-registered specialists to transfer at the appropriate time when legislation is completed.

Recruitment

ST3 opportunities in Public Health - Closing Date 18 April 2014

The Faculty of Public Health are pleased to announce ST3 recruitment opportunities in the West Midlands and Thames Valley region. Applications are open to those who meet the requirements in the ST3 person specification. Applications are open until Friday 18 April 2014. Further information on the entry requirements and how to apply is available here. The West Midlands LETB will be coordinating the ST3 recruitment process on behalf of both regions.

The recruitment round for 2014 begins in November 2013. Eligibility criteria, the application process, assessment and selection will be broadly similar to the 2013 round. However potential applicants should be aware of some changes to eligibility which require evidence of appropriate competence within the five years preceding August 2014. Full details are available on the recruitment pages. You are advised to keep in touch with these pages in order to ensure that you have the correct information as it may change slightly as further national all specialty information is released up until the date of applications opening. Posts will be advertised from 1 November 2013. Applications will open 12 November and close on 5 December. Assessment (written) tests will be held on 8 January 2014 and selection centre (interviews and other tests) between 18 – 20 February 2014. If you have specific queries about the programmes, please contact the Training Programme Director (TPD) in your area or in the area in which you wish to train. For general enquiries about the recruitment and selection process please contact heem.publichealthrecruitment@nhs.net
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Specialty Training 2014 – ST1 Opportunities in Public Health


Selection into Public Health Specialty training in 2014 will be run separately for:

Events

17-19 September 2014 | Public Health for Specialty Registrars

FPH is running a three-day course covering the core knowledge of public health. The course has been developed specifically for trainees from other clinical specialties who have an interest in public health and want to develop their skills in this fie [...] More

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