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Partners and related organisations

The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) works with a range of stakeholder organisations in public health in addition to government departments in the UK. It works in partnership to further its three key areas of activity:

  • professional affairs
  • advocacy and policy
  • education and standard setting.

Below is a list of our related organisations, a brief outline of what they do and a link to their respective websites.

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
The Academy's role is to promote, facilitate and, where appropriate, co-ordinate the work of the Medical Royal Colleges and their Faculties for the benefit of patients and healthcare. The Academy comprises the Presidents of the Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties who meet regularly to agree direction.
Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO)
APHO has been established since June 2000 and has a main focus of facilitating collaborative working of the ten Public Health Observatories (PHOs) in England and Wales. On 1 April 2013 became part of Public Health England.
Association of Directors of Public Health UK (ADPH)
ADPH is a national organisation which provides a networking structure for Directors of Public Health.
Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine
Works "to improve and protect the health of populations through the practice of public health medicine, including education and research". It aims to promote study and advancement of knowledge in the field of public health medicine; encourage high levels of skill and expertise and high ethical standards in the practice of public health medicine; raise and maintain the educational standards of medical graduates wishing to enter the field of public health medicine; and act as an authoritative body for the purpose of consultation in matters of educational or public interest in connection with the field of public health medicine.
British Medical Association (BMA)
Through research and publishing The BMA leads debate on key ethical, scientific and public health matters and award grants to encourage individual research in medicine. It stands up for doctors both individually and collectively on a wide variety of employment issues and, since the inception of the NHS, has been formally recognised for collective bargaining purposes within national negotiating machinery and by individual employers at local level.
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
CIEH is an independent professional body and registered charity representing those who work in environmental health and related disciplines. Its primary function is the promotion of knowledge and understanding of environmental health issues.
Child Public Health Interest Group
The aims of CPHIG are: to raise the profile of child public health (CPH) among paediatricians and public health practitioners; to assist in developing public health policy in regard to families and children; to define and develop the training in CPH among the two disciplines; to clarify working practices in CPH and share examples of good practice; to identify topics for child health advocacy by the FPH and RCPCH; to enable better communication between colleagues in the field, in particular by electronic means.
Health Protection Agency
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) exists to prevent and reduce the impact on human health of the consequences of infectious diseases, chemical and radiation hazards, and major emergencies. On 1 April 2013 the Health Protection Agency became part of Public Health England.
Heads of Academic Departments (HOADs)
These are a gathering of Professors of Public Health Medicine from the universities. The group considers the public health component of undergraduate medical training as well as the academic input into postgraduate specialist training for the Membership examination and for higher degrees (such as MSc, MD, PhD in public health and related subjects).
Local Government Association (LGA)
Formed in 1997, the LGA is a voluntary lobbying organisation representing local government in England and Wales – a total of just under 500 authorities - to promote better local government. It works with and for member authorities to enable people to shape a distinctive and better future for their locality and communities. The LGA aims to put local councils at the heart of the drive to improve public services and to work with government to ensure that the policy, legislative and financial context in which they operate, supports that objective. The LGA also represents fire authorities, police authorities, national park authorities and passenger transport authorities.
UK Health Forum
The UK Health Forum (formerly the National Heart Forum) is an alliance of over 40 national organisations working to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease in the UK. Its mission is to work with and through its members to prevent disability and death from coronary heart disease in the UK. In order to achieve this, the NHF operates nationwide and internationally. It has four main objectives: to provide a forum for members for the exchange of information, ideas and initiatives on coronary heart disease prevention; to identify and address areas of consensus, controversy and gaps; develop policy based on evidence and on the views of member organisations; and to stimulate and promote effective action.
NHS Confederation
The Confederation brings together the organisations that make up the modern NHS across the UK. Working with its members, it is an independent driving force to transform health services and health by influencing policy and the wider public debate and connecting health leaders through networking and information sharing.
Public Health Medicine Consultative Committee (PHMCC)
PHMCC is a forum in which the BMA and FPH representatives meet officials from the Department of Health.
Public Health Medicine Environmental Group
The Public Health Medicine Environmental Group is an organisation of consultants in communicable disease control, environmental health officers, infection control nurses, microbiologists and other professionals interested in communicable disease control. It exists to act as a networking organisation for the above professionals and to support them in the organisation of meetings for continuing professional development.
Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)
RSPH is an independent, multi-disciplinary organisation, dedicated to the promotion and protection of collective human health and wellbeing.

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