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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

FPH thanks all of our members for their dedication to protecting the health of the public in this most challenging of circumstances. Many of our members will be working in pressurised conditions and we thank them for all they are doing.

FPH is in regular discussion with the Chief Medical Officers, the four national Public Health Agencies, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, DHSC and other key stakeholders regarding management of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

FPH updates on COVID-19

FPH Membership Wellbeing Survey: Report published

Recognising the pressures faced by our membership in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, FPH launched a Membership Wellbeing Survey in April 2021.

The survey received 784 responses, with a full report of the findings available to read online here, and a BMJ article on the survey available here. The report will be made available to employers to help them better support the health and wellbeing of the public health workforce.

FPH thanks all respondents as well as Ana-Catarina Pinho-Gomes NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Public Health at King's College London, and Chair of our Specialty Registrars' Committee Alex Allen for their leadership on this work.

Functions and Standards of a Public Health System

This document draws together a range of different papers that the Faculty of Public Health has produced in recent years to describe the essential functions of a public health system, and the standards and contribution of the specialist public health workforce that are crucial to a robust UK public health structure.

Guiding Principles for Effective Management of COVID-19 at a Local Level

This document is intended to outline principles for the design of COVID-19 Local Outbreak Plans led by the Director of Public Health at Upper Tier Local Authority level, working with all key professions and sectors, with outline responsibilities for each defined.

Covid-19 law briefings for health professionals

FPH, in collaboration with legal scholars at the University of Bristol, Cardiff and Edinburgh, and Queen’s University Belfast, has published a set of briefings for health professionals on laws, regulations and guidance on the Covid-19 pandemic for each of the four Nations in the UK.

Information on other areas of FPH business

COVID-19: View from membership

We recognise that as our members at the forefront of tackling this pandemic, you will have invaluable feedback on the UK's response to COVID-19.

We are keen to gather your evidence and concerns which we will store and review in collaboration with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the BMA's Public Health Medicine Committee at an appropriate time after the pandemic has passed.

You can use this form to submit your feedback.

The Faculty of Public Health is providing this repository for information for members only – please do not attempt to upload data if you are not a current member of FPH.

Thank you...

FPH urge kindness and respect for colleagues across Public Health, Health and Social Care, other partner agencies and across all of civil society. We are now all working towards the same goal of saving lives and protecting the health of the public, and we must be unified in this vital work.

Thank you once again to our members, the UK's public health workforce, who are delivering such important work in such challenging conditions across the four nations and overseas.

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