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Policy Reports

  • Alcohol and Public Health
  • Position Statement
  • 2008
  • Authors: FPH/ADPH Alcohol Reference Group
  • ISBN:1 90027332 3
  • Description

    This briefing describes the association between alcohol (and its misuse) and violence. It summarises the impact on individuals and society, as well as outlines the distinctive contribution public health can make to tackling this issue.

  • Alcohol and Violence
    Briefing statement
    2005
    Authors: Prof Jonathan Shepherd, Prof Mark Bellis, Karen Hughes, Lindsey Stewart (Contributors: Dr John Kemm, Dr Harpreet Kohli, Dr Hugh Sanderson)
    ISBN: 1 900273 18 7
    Description

    This briefing describes the association between alcohol (and its misuse) and violence. It summarises the impact on individuals and society, as well as outlines the distinctive contribution public health can make to tackling this issue.

    Annual Reports

    For more information on annual reports, see the Annual Reports section of this website.

    Guidance on the production and content of annual reports for DPHs in PCTs
    Guidance document
    2004
    Author: Prof Alison Hill, Produced by: Public Health Resource Unit, Association of Public Health Observatories and Faculty of Public Health
    Description

    This guidance on the production and content of annual reports reflects the changing structures in the NHS, particularly the role of the Director of Public Health within PCTs. It outlines: the aims and principles of annual reports ; suggestions for content and standards ; collaborative methods for preparing annual reports ; the production process, including schedules, editing and designing

    Asylum Seekers - Health

    The health needs of asylum seekers
    Briefing statement
    2008
    Author: Sophie Haroon
    ISBN: 1 900273 31 4
    Description

    This briefing gives an overview of the issues faced by asylum seekers and the health and social care organisations that care for them. It summarises the impact on individuuals and the NHS within the context of the asylum process.

    Careers

    A collection of career profiles from a range of public health specialists
    Report
    2013
    Produced by: FPH Specialty Registrar Committee
    Description

    The report provides a wealth of insight into the different career opportunities that await future consultants, and highlights the experiences that different specialists have felt pivotal to their careers. It is intended to be a reference for Speciality Registrars and those interested in specialist training in public health, to inspire, inform' connect and provide a wider perspective on specialist public health careers.

    Commissioning

    Joint commissioning of children’s services across local authorities and primary care trusts
    An overview
    2013
    Produced by: Faculty of Public Health, ADCS, RCPCH, CPHIG, ADPH
    ISBN: 1-900273-30-6
    Description

    This statement sets out the principles that should underpin the commissioning of effective services to ensure that children's health and wellbeing is protected and improved. Download only.

    Common Agricultural Policy

    A CAP on Health? The impact of the EU Common Agricultural Policy on public health
    Report
    2007
    Authors: Principal author: Dr Christopher Birt on behalf of the Cardiovascular Health Working Group of the Faculty of Public Health
    Produced by: Faculty of Public Health
    ISBN: 1-900273-25-X
    Description

    There are many influences on diet, including cultural, social and economic factors. However, the most significant determinants of food choice today are price and availability. There is good evidence that the contents of the UK family shopping basket is largely influenced by CAP through the provision of financial support in the form of subsidies which favour one food group over another in terms of price and availability – most notably dairy and meat production over fruit and vegetable production. This has consequences for the average UK diet and therefore for public health. Download only.

    Exceptionality

    Describing exceptionality for funding panels
    Position statement
    2012

    Faculty of Public Health

    About the Faculty of Public Health
    Leaflet
    2007
    Description

    An A4 leaflet outlining the Faculty's approach to public health and its key areas of work.

    The origins of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine
    Report
    2000
    Author: Prof Michael D Warren, Produced by: Faculty of Public Health
    ISBN: 1 900273 05 5
    Description

    This publication provides an account of the early days of the Faculty of Public Health which outlines the history and issues which have inflluenced and shaped the development of the Faculty. Just as then, the issues surrounding our Faculty today involve governement, other professional bodies and the diverse views of those working within our own area. Download only.

    The Creation of the Faculty of Public Health
    Essay
    2016
    Author: Prof Walter Holland
    Description

    A personal account and reflections. Download only.

    Fat

    Position Statement on Fat
    Position statement
    2006
    Description

    The Faculty's Position Statement on Fat outlines what organisations and individual health professionals should advocate and lobby for around the use of fat in processed foods.

    Fluoridation

    One in a Million: the facts about water fluoridation - External link
    Report
    2012, 3rd edition
    Produced by: British Fluoridation Society, UK Public Health Association, British Dental Association and Faculty of Public Health
    Description

    This excellent resource outlines the history and effectiveness of this important public health measure as well as discussing its safety, which will help Primary Care Trusts, Strategic Health Authorities and the public in their decision-making on whether or not to go forward with fluoridation in their area. Electronic format only

    Food labelling

    Traffic-light food labelling
    Position statement
    August 2008
    ISBN: 1-900273-35-7
    Description

    The Faculty's Position Statement on Traffic-light food labelling, which uses red, amber and green signals to show consumers, at-a-glance, whether a product is high, medium or low in fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt.

    Food marketing

    Food marketing to children
    Position statement
    2013
    Description

    FPH believes children and young people under 16 should be protected from all forms of marketing, advertising and promotions which encourage an unhealthy diet. Current food marketing regulation does not reflect the modern marketing environment.

    Food poverty and health

    Food Poverty and Health
    Briefing statement
    2005
    Author(s): Modi Mwatsama, Lindsey Stewart
    ISBN: 1 900273 20 9
    Description

    Food poverty and health gives an overview of what food poverty is and the inequalities related to it, including consequences such as diet-related disease. It also outlines the barriers to healthy eating and makes recommendations on implementing action at local level.

    Nutrition and Food Poverty Toolkit
    Toolkit
    2004
    Author(s): Dr Vivienne Press
    Produced by: National Heart Forum and Faculty of Public Health, 2004
    ISBN: 1 874279 12 8
    Description

    This toolkit aims to help professionals tackle food poverty at local level. Nutrition and Food Poverty brings together in one volume information essential to developing a local food poverty strategy. It outlines the barriers to healthy eating and demonstrates how nutrition and food poverty strategies can help to achieve local targets and how they are central to the Government's health inequalities agenda.

    Francis report


    Description

    What happened at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust raises difficult but fundamental questions about the nature of our health service. Patients need and expect high quality treatment and level of service.  Health professionals are expected to deliver such services with an ever increasing demand on finite resources. The question is how these two expectations can be matched.

    The findings of the Francis Inquiry state that nothing short of a change in culture throughout the entire health system will suffice. This could be, if the report’s recommendations are implemented and there is a collective effort to change, a watershed moment in how the NHS delivers care to patients. Public health has and must continue to play a major role in achieving this change. 

    Commissioning

    Fuel Poverty and Health
    Briefing statement
    2006
    Author(s): Dr Matthew Smith, Dr Paul Edmondson-Jones. (Updated May 2006. Originally published June 2004)
    ISBN: 1 900273 13 6
    Description

    This briefing outlines the health problems associated with fuel poverty. It highlights those groups most at risk and the role health professionals can play in identifying and helping those at risk.

    Fuel Poverty and Health
    Toolkit
    2003
    Author: Dr Vivienne Press
    Produced by: National Heart Forum, Eaga Partnership Charitable Trust, Faculty of Public Health, Help the Aged, and the Met Office
    ISBN: 1 874279 11 X
    Description

    This toolkit aims to improve quality of life, reduce morbidity and avoidable winter deaths, and reduce winter strain on the NHS, by encouraging strategic planners and health professionals, in partnership with local authorities, to devise and implement effectively targeted local strategies to reduce fuel poverty. Limited number of printed copies available from National Heart Forum.

    Fuel Poverty & Health Toolkit: full report
    Fuel Poverty and Health Toolkit: executive summary
    2014
    Author: Jo Butcher
    Produced by: UK Health Forum, Healthy Places, Department of Energy and Climate Change, Public Health England, FPH and Friends of the Earth. 

    Description

    A guide for public health professionals, health and wellbeing boards and local authorities in England.

    The guide is intended to be a tool for directors of public health and their teams, health and wellbeing boards, and colleagues across local authorities who want to start, extend or improve their work on fuel poverty.

    Popular themes: Alcohol | CAP | Fuel Poverty | Hypertension | Obesity | Sustainable Development | Workplace Health

    Governance

    Governance, Health and the New Citizenship
    Inaugural lecture
    2000
    Author: John Ashton
    Produced by: Public Health Sector, School of Health and Human Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University
    Description

    I hope to demonstrate the essential unity of these three key concepts and their link to sustainability. I intend to show how, together they can be used to mobilise the many resources for health, both human and environmental which we have at out disposal and which include the whole range of types and levels of educational institution.

    Health Impact Assessment

    Rapid Appraisal tool for health impact assessment
    Toolkit
    2002
    Author: Erica Ison
    Produced by: Directors of Public Health in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire with support from the Faculty of Public Health
    Description

    Health impact assessment has been developed to support people from different backgrounds and different situations in the assessment of a proposal's potential impacts on health. This rapid appraisal tool enables users to understand better the health impacts of a proposal and to apply this information in policy decision-making. Download only.

    Homelessness

    Addressing the Health Needs of Rough Sleepers
    Report
    2002
    Author: Prof Sian Griffiths
    Produced by: Homelessness Directorate of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
    Description

    This report present the findings from a project commissioned by the Government’s Rough Sleepers Unit (RSU) to assist policy development in primary care health for homeless people who sleep rough. Download only.

    Health of rough sleepers: sleeping rough in Oxford
    Report
    2002
    Author: Prof Sian Griffiths
    Description

    This report, focusing on the health needs of rough sleepers in Oxford, was used as background to compiling the Government report on Addessing the Health Needs of Rough Sleepers. Download only.

    Hypertension

    Hypertension - the 'silent killer'
    Briefing Statement
    2005
    Author: Dr Alan Maryon-Davis, Lindsey Stewart
    ISBN: 1 900273 19 5
    Description

    Provides an overview of the burden of hypertension (also known as ‘high blood pressure'). It discusses the implications for health and the cost to individuals, society and the NHS. The briefing statement provides a useful summary of the main issues discussed in the hypertension toolkit: Easing the pressure: tackling hypertension; Easing the pressure: tackling hypertension - online resource Download only.

    Easing the pressure: tackling hypertension - Dedicated page
    Toolkit
    2005
    Author: Dr Alan Maryon-Davis and Dr Vivienne Press on behalf of the Cardiovascular Health Working Group of the Faculty of Public Health
    Produced by: Faculty of Public Health and National Heart Forum
    ISBN: 1 900273 15 2
    Description

    Easing the pressure: tackling hypertension is a toolkit for developing a local strategy to tackle hypertension. It is intended to help local multi-agency teams - including public health, health promotion and primary care professionals, and strategic planners in both NHS and local government - develop and implement strategies and action plans, not only to identify and treat patients with hypertension but also to promote health lifestyles and environments to prevent hypertension in the first place. Easing the pressure: tackling hypertension - online resource includes links to online tools including a 'Hypertension prevalence ready reckoner', as well as proformas and checklists to help assess need and monitor progress.

    Manifesto

    12 Steps to better Public Health – A Manifesto
    2010
    Produced by: Faculty of Public Health

    Medical schools

    Undergraduate Public Health Curriculum for UK Medical Schools: a consensus statement
    2014
    Produced by: Faculty of Public Health Education and Training Department
    Description

    This consensus statement aims to outline a concise core public health curriculum to support and enhance the development of undergraduate public health education in medical schools, despite the variety in learning context in each school. This document also describes educational approaches and assessment methods for public health, and opportunities for introducing public health throughout the clinical curriculum.


    Mental Health

    Great Outdoors: How Our Natural Health Service Uses Green Space To Improve Wellbeing
    Report
    2010
    Faculty of Public Health, eds: Peder Clark & Rachael Jolley
    ISBN: 978-1-900273-38-1
    Description

    This report argues that green space can play an important part in tackling a range of health and social problems. It outlines the evidence that the natural environment can enhance our health and wellbeing, and explains how town planners, health professionals, policymakers and people themselves can work together to create more green space and make better use of it for the benfeit of all.

    Great Outdoors: How Our Natural Health Service Uses Green Space To Improve Wellbeing
    Briefing statement
    2010
    Faculty of Public Health, eds: Peder Clark & Rachael Jolley
    ISBN: 978-1-900273-37-4
    Description

    This statement gives examples of good practice and advice on how to work in partnership to develop and make best use of green spaces for health and wellbeing.

    Mental Health and Smoking
    Position statement
    2008
    Mental Health Committee of the Faculty of Public Health
    ISBN: 1-900273-34-9
    Description

    People with mental health problems have higher levels of smoking, which is responsible for a large proportion of the excess mortality of people with mental illness. This statement highlights the health inequalities faced by people with mental health problems who smoke. It then sets out what needs to happen to ensure that people with mental health problems who smoke are given adequate support to quit, and that their physical health protected.

    Mental Health and Work
    Position statement
    2007
    Mental Health Working Group of the Faculty of Public Health
    ISBN: 1 900273 27 6
    Description

    Mental health problems like stress, anxiety and depression caused or made worse by work are by far the biggest cause of sickness absence in the UK. This statement highlights what employers can do to protect and improve the mental health of their workforce. It calls on employers to both identify and reduce organisational causes of stress in their workplace, by consulting and working in partnership with staff and their representatives.

    Obesity

    Obesity
    Position statement
    2013
    Produced by: Faculty of Public Health
    Description

    Levels of obesity in the UK have been rising steeply since the 1980s, with almost two thirds of adults and one third of children now obese or overweight. Unless these trends are halted, approximately half of all men and women in the UK could be obese by 2030.


    Healthy weight, healthy lives: A toolkit for developing local strategies
    Toolkit
    2008
    Author(s): Written by Dr Kerry Swanton,
    Consultant editor: Professor Alan Maryon-Davis FFPH FRCP FFSEM
    Produced by: the National Heart Forum in association with the Faculty of Public Health,
    the Department of Health, the Department for Children, Schools and Families and
    Foresight, Government Office for Science
    Description

    This toolkit is intended as a resource to help those working at local level to plan, coordinate and implement comprehensive strategies to prevent and manage overweight and obesity.

    Parenting

    Parenting and public health
    Briefing Statement
    2005
    Author(s): Prof Sarah Stewart-Brown
    ISBN: 1 900273 16 0
    Description

    Parenting and public health provides an insight into this complex issue through providing an overview of new research and existing knowledge on the impact of parent-child relationships on the future health and well-being of children. It describes a number of evidence-based interventions and recommendations for further action.

    Helpful Parenting
    Report
    Produced by: Joint Working Party of the Royal College of Paediatrics Child Health
    Description

    This is the report of a joint working party initiated and hosted by Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. The working party on the impact of parenting on mental health, and emotional and social development in the first three years of life. The report also identifies the scientific evidence base for this. Download only

    Public health networks

    Enabling the development of effective public health networks
    Report
    2003
    Produced by: Public Health Resource Unit, Oxford
    Description

    This report, commissioned by the Department of Health, focuses on the outcomes of a national workshop examining the development of public health networks which was funded by the Department of Health, and jointly sponsored by the Faculty of Public Health, Health Development Agency, National Electronic Library for Health, Association of Directors of Public Health, and the National Public Health and Primary Care Group. Download only.

    Enabling the Development of Public Health Networks
    Report
    2004
    Produced by: Department of Health and Public Health Resource Unit, Oxford
    Description

    A series of regional workshops, funded by the Department of Health, on developing public health networks took place between November 2002 and February 2003. In order to facilitate more coherent development in public health networks, the Department of Health commissioned the Public Health Resource Unit in Oxford to run action learning sets for people involved in manging publc health networks. This summary report discusses the outcome and background to these. Download onlyAlso available on the Workforce Resource Development CD

    Statement on managed public health networks
    Statement
    2002
    Produced by: Faculty of Public Health, Public Health and Primary Care Group, and Health Development Agency
    Description

    This statement provides guidance on the purpose, composition, management and accountability arrangements for managed public health networks. Download only

    Physical activity

    Built environment and physical activity
    Position statement
    2013
    Produced by: Faculty of Public Health
    Description

    The qualities of the built environment have a significant role in facilitating more active lifestyles by reducing barriers to, and creating opportunities for, physical activity.


    Built environment and physical activity
    Briefing statement
    2013
    Produced by: Faculty of Public Health
    Description

    This briefing describes the association between the built environment and physical activity. It is not intended to be an exhaustive resource but a signpost to key issues.


    Let's Get Moving - A Physical Activity Handbook for Developing Local Programmes
    Toolkit
    2001
    Authors: Dr Alan Maryon-Davis, Luise Sarch, Melanie Morris and Bob Laventure
    Produced by: Faculty of Public Health and National Heart Forum
    ISBN: 1 874279 09 8
    Description

    A resource to help professionals develop local policies, strategies and programmes to promote physical activity. It gives recommendations for levels of physical activity in children and adults, lists common elements of a successful community-based physical activity programme, including potential partners and their contributions, as well as providing guidance on builidng a local physical activity programme. Available in hard copy only.

    History of public health

    A chronology of state medicine, public health, welfare and related services in Britain 1066-1999
    Report
    2000
    Author: Compiled by Prof Michael D Warren
    Produced by: Faculty of Public Health
    ISBN: 1 90027306 3
    Description

    This chronology provides a comprehensive, detailed and critical account of development and legislation relevant to public health, allowing us to see the decisions that have influenced what we have today. Download only

    Priority setting in the NHS

    Priority setting in the NHS (links to a pdf)
    FPH Position Statement
    2014
    Produced by: Faculty of Public Health
    Description

    This position statement is primarily to inform priority setting for the NHS in England. FPH believes that NHS England can play a crucial leadership role in supporting the development of good priority-setting processes both for its directly commissioned services and for those services commissioned by CCGs in England.

    Regulation

    Healthy Nudges: When the Public Wants Change and Politicians Don't Know It
    Report
    2010
    Authors: Dr. Alan Maryon-Davis, Rachael Jolley.
    Produced by: Faculty of Public Health
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    Stepping up – Using health standards to improve public health
    Report
    2009
    Authors: Dr. Alan Maryon-Davis, Jude Williams, Rosemary Emodi, Laurie McMahon, Sarah Harvey, David Gilliver.
    Produced by: Faculty of Public Health
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    Popular themes: Alcohol | CAP | Fuel Poverty | Hypertension | Obesity | Sustainable Development | Workplace Health

    Salt

    Position Statement on Salt
    Position Statement
    2006
    Produced by: The Faculty of Public Health Cardiovascular Health Working Group and Heart of Mersey
    Description

    The health implications of excessive salt intake are well documented. Evidence shows a strong causal link between high salt intakes and hypertension (high blood pressure). There is widespread recognition that daily salt intake levels in the population need to be reduced. However, continued pressure is needed to ensure industry (and government) meet the target of an average 6g/day for those aged 11 and over by 2010. The Faculty's Position Statement on Salt outlines what organisations and individual health professionals should advocate and lobby for around this issue, and how to do it.


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    Smoking

    Children & Secondhand Smoke
    Position Statement
    2008
    Produced by: The Faculty of Public Health & ASH
    Description

    This joint position statement on the health effects of secondhand smoke on children includes information on the increased risk of serious respiratory tract infections and diseases such as asthma and pneumonia, and even sudden infant death syndrome. The statement also sets out what needs to happen to ensure that children's health is protected in the home.


    Related resources:

    Protecting children from secondhand smoke
    A factsheet and poster for parents
    September 2008
    Produced by: The Faculty of Public Health & ASH
    Description

    An information leaflet and poster for parents on the effects of secondhand smoke on their child's health.


    Related resources:

    Electronic cigarettes

    Policy paper on electronic cigarettes
    2014
    Produced by: The Faculty of Public Health
    Description

    FPH strongly believes that the advertising and promotion of electronic cigarettes to non-smokers, including children, can and should be prevented. In light of overwhelming evidence that voluntary codes on marketing of tobacco and alcohol products have failed to protect young people from such advertising we therefore believe an outright ban on marketing of electronic cigarettes is preferable.

    Specialising in Public Health

    Public Health: specialise in 'the bigger picture'
    Booklet
    2006
    Produced by: The Faculty of Public Health
    Description

    An advice booklet for those considering a career in public health.

    Sugar

    A duty on sugar sweetened beverages
    Position Statement
    2013
    Produced by: The Faculty of Public Health
    Description

    FPH advocates the introduction, by the Government and other relevant bodies, of a 20p per litre excise duty on sugar-sweetened beverages, with the proceeds being used to fund healthy
    improvements in child health and wellbeing.


    Position Statement on Sugar
    Position Statement
    2007
    Produced by: The Faculty of Public Health Cardiovascular Health Working Group and Heart of Mersey
    Description

    There are many different types of sugar – some are natural constituents of food or drink (eg. fructose in fruits and vegetables, lactose in milk), others are added artificially to sweeten it (eg. sucrose in confectionery and carbonated soft drinks). Most alcoholic drinks also contain sugar, although usually in small amounts. This statement is concerned mainly with added sugars – by far the largest group both as a proportion of our diet and in terms of their impact on public health.


    Other publications in the series:

    Sustainable Development

    Sustaining a Healthy Future: taking action on climate change
    Report
    2008
    Authors: Jenny Griffiths & Lindsey Stewart
    Produced by: The Faculty of Public Health
    Description

    Sustaining a Healthy Future – taking action on climate change urges those in the health and healthcare community to take the lead in tackling climate change and promoting sustainable development. It shows how organisations such as the NHS are ideally placed to use their immense spending power to make sustainable choices in its energy, building and transport policies. And provide a powerful example to others on reducing carbon emissions and promoting a healthy, sustainable future.

    Find out more about Sustaining a Healthy Future, including what its endorsers had to say...

    Sustaining a Healthy Future: taking action on climate change– Special focus on the NHS
    Report
    2009
    Authors: Jenny Griffiths & Lindsey Stewart
    Produced by: The Faculty of Public Health
    Description

    The updated handbook aims to show that sustainable management, working and living is an achievable objective across NHS hospitals, clinics and practices.

    Tobacco

    Tobacco Smoke Pollution and Health
    Briefing Statement
    2004
    Authors: Dr Jenny Mindell, Dr Andrew Furber, Dr Paul Pilkington
    ISBN: 1 900273 14 4
    Description

    This briefing outlines the evidence of the effects of tobacco smoke pollution (also known as second-hand smoke) on health. It discusses the many benefits of a smokefree workplaces, including improved health and increased profits.

    Town planning

    Town Planning and Public Health
    Statement
    2013
    Produced by: FPH, RTPI and SPAHG
    Description

    FPH and the Royal Town Planning Institute, along with the Spatial Planning and Health Group, urge education and training providers, through joint working and the development of cross-disciplinary provisions, to ensure that planners and public health professionals acquire at least a basic understanding of each other’s methods and ways of working.

     

    Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

    Trading health? Executive summary
    Policy report on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
    2015
    Produced by: FPH
    Description

    Without urgent revision, TTIP poses a serious risk to health. It may increase tobacco related harms, particularly among young people; increase alcohol related disorders – worsening mental health and social disruption in the community; and it may restrict governments‘ ability to reduce consumption of unhealthy foods, associated with increased rates of obesity and related health outcomes. TTIP may also increase the cost of vital medicines.
    FPH therefore calls on the EU to reject the negotiating mandate for TTIP in its entirety.

    Transport

    Transport and health
    Position statement
    2013
    Produced by: Faculty of Public Health
    Description

    This statement focuses on road transport as this is where the greatest opportunities for improving public health lie.

    Transport and health
    Briefing statement
    2013
    Produced by: Faculty of Public Health
    Description

    This briefing describes the association between transport and health. It is not intended to be an exhaustive resource but a signpost to key issues such as increasing active travel to raise physical activity levels.

    Carrying out a health impact assessment of a transport policy
    Guidance paper
    2000
    Produced by: Transport and Health Study Group and Faculty of Public Health.
    Description

    This paper looks at the effects of health in relation to transport and provides guidance on carrying out a health impact assessment.

    Workforce

    Workforce and Resource Development CD
    2004
    Produced by: Faculty of Public Health
    This CD brings together the following reports in one easy-to-use resource.
    Learning sets - a tool for developing a multi-agency, multi-professional approach to public health
    Toolkit
    2001
    Author: Jenny Wright
    Produced by: Faculty of Public Health, Public Health and Primary Care Group and NHS
    Description

    This toolkit offers guidance on the different approaches to setting up and running learning sets on public health. The toolkit advises on defining a learning set and key characteristics, setting up a programme, evaluating the programme and costings. Download only

    Public Health at Strategic Health Authorities: implications of regional changes
    Report
    2003
    Authors: Dr Selena Gray, Dr Tony Jewell
    Produced by: Faculty of Public Health
    ISBN: 1 900273 11 X
    Description

    The Department of Health, NHS, Faculty of Public Health and Association of Directors of Public Health jointly undertook an audit to examine the development of the public health function at strategic health authority level. This report details their findings. Download only. Also available on the Workforce and Resource Development CD

    Public Health Capacity, the Challenges for Public Health
    Report
    2004
    Authors: Prof Siân Griffiths, Jenny Wright
    Produced by: Faculty of Public Health
    ISBN: 1 900 273 09 8
    Description

    A report from three capacity workshops held jointly by the Faculty of Public Health, the Department of Health for England, the Health Protection Agency and the Health Development Agency which looked at issues relating to public health capacity, and how public health systems can be structured to meet public health and health inequalities targets. Also available on the Workforce & Resource Development

    Public Health in NHS Trusts
    Report
    2004
    Edited by Prof Siân Griffiths
    Produced by: Faculty of Public Health
    ISBN: 1 900273 10 1
    Description

    This report follows on from a joint Faculty of Public Health, British Association of Medical Managers and Department of Health conference which presented a range of views and experiences of public health professionals working in acute and mental health care sectors. Also available on the Workforce & Resource Development CD

     

    Public health sciences: challenges and opportunities
    Report
    2004
    Author: Public Health Sciences Working Group
    Produced by: Wellcome Trust
    Description

    This report, from the independent public health sciences working group, convened by the Wellcome Trust, considers the current state of the public health sciences in the UK and recommends measures that it believes will enhance their impact upon the public's health. Also available on the Workforce & Resource Development CD

    Raising health: organisational options for delivering improved public health
    Author(s): Office for Public Management (commissioned by Faculty of Public Health)
    Produced by: Office for Public Management.
    2004.
    Description

    The Faculty of Public Health commissioned the Office for Public Management to explore the potential contribution of wide range of resources available at local, regional and national level, as well as how to improve public health and how these can effectively integrated, focused and applied. Also available on the Workforce & Resource Development CD

     

    The specialist public health workforce in the UK
    Author(s): Dr Francesca Perlman, Dr Selena Gray
    Produced by: Faculty of Public Health. 2004.
    ISBN: 1 900273 08 X
    Description

    This key report describes the state of the current specialist public health workforce in the UK, using different models to recommend national targets for levels of consultants and specialists in public health to ensure delivery of a safe and effective public health system.

    Training of Public Health Specialty Registrars
    A guide for local councils
    2013
    Produced by: The Local Government Association
    Description

    This guide aims to provide some basic information for councils who will work closely with and provide placements for public health StRs in the near future. It highlights the expertise and knowledge that StRs can bring to council public health work, as well as explaining the structure of the training programme.

    Workplace health

    Creating a healthy workplace
    Leaflet
    2006
    Description

    A leaflet aimed at both employees and employers on the creation of a healthy work environment.

    Creating a healthy workplace: A guide for occupational safety and health professionals and employers
    Report
    2006
    Authors: The Occupational Health Working Group of the Faculty of Public Health and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.
    Produced by: Faculty of Public Health, Faculty of Occupational Medicine
    ISBN: 1-900273-21-7
    Description

    Aimed at occupational safety and health professionals and employers, the report provides a convincing argument as to why healthy workplaces make good business sense, sets out the legal requirements for employers and lists resources for practical help in implementing advice in eight areas relating to health in the workplace. See also the leaflet above. Download only


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