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Report reveals real challenges and concerns about healthcare public health

The Health Services Committee of the Faculty of Public Health has completed a report summarising the responses of around 110 directors of public health, training programme directors and specialty registrars who responded to survey and focus-group work exploring their views on the state of the healthcare public health function – particularly that delivered back into the NHS.

Responses from Scotland were very positive, but the situation in England was very mixed with some real challenges and concerns. Not only does this function underpin the achievement of effective preventative and value-based outcomes in the health sector but, as a core function, potentially puts aspects of the specialty at risk. The report urges action. Read the FPH Health Services Committee report, Healthcare Public Health in England: Capacity and Capability Review.

Written: 02/03/2016 , last modified: 19/08/2016