Practitioner development

A well-trained and regulated workforce is vital to the improvement of UK public health and the reduction of health inequalities.

Public health skills and knowledge framework

The Public health skills and knowledge framework (PHSKF) has been revised following extensive consultation with the public health workforce and collaboration between lead agencies across the UK. The revised framework aims to reflect the current public health landscape, ensuring the public health workforce continues to develop the skills and competencies needed both now and in future.

The framework is accompanied by a user guide, explaining how it can be used by individuals, employers and educational providers working in public health.

Individuals and organisations can share their experience of applying the framework by emailing