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Public health training and development

We have been developing a range of training actvities in public health.

Making Every Contact Count (MECC)

The Health Education England approach to Making Every Contact Count across the East Midlands continues as shown in the locally developed and nationally adopted Implementation Guide and Toolkit for Making Every Contact Count: using every opportunity to achieve health and wellbeing.  

We reviewed MECC approaches undertaken in the West Midlands to understand how they can be taken forward in the East Midlands. A supporting Project Manager has been appointed by PHE EM to ensure local engagement.

PH Workforce Development

Health Education England in the East Midlands leads on National Recruitment for Specialist training in Public Health.

We have commenced a public health practitioner scheme. A lead Local Authority has been identified with other areas expressing interest in participating. The East Midlands programme development has been informed by the work of Health Education England's local offices in the West Midlands and east of England.

A review of education provision for ‘embedding skills in prevention’ in the East Midlands has been concluded. It is anticipated that the result of this review will be used to ensure that every opportunity is taken so that the future healthcare workforce in the East Midlands has the “skills, knowledge and commitment to drive forward improvement in the health and wellbeing of the population through brief interventions”.

An East Midlands Public Health Workforce event:

Review of the Public Health Workforce of the Future: a review of capacity and capability was held in January 2016. The purpose of the review was to inform national and local workforce planning and strategy development, to ensure that the workforce has the capacity and capability to meet future challenges of improving and protecting the public’s health, and to consider what needs to be in place to prepare for these challenges. PHE and HEE are collaborating jointly on this across the East Midlands.

PHE have established a time limited workforce group within the East Midlands, to help inform the emerging Local Workforce Action Boards (LWABs) on the workforce implications of achieving the PH elements of 5YFV. This will eventually become part of LWAB core business.

PH Health Literacy

Developmental work in Health Literacy is taking place.

Key Contacts

Jane Johnson, Executive Lead for Transformation and Innovation jane.johnson@hee.nhs.uk

Akeem Ali, Head of the School of Public Health aali@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Heidi Breed, Strategic Workforce Development Manager – Medical and Dental heidi.breed@nhs.net


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