Wessex School of Public Health
The Wessex School of Public Health works to develop public health capacity and capabilities at all levels.
We aim to:
- Provide strategic leadership on training, education, planning and development of the public health workforces across Wessex
- Provide quality education and development programmes to the public health workforces in Wessex
- Provide expert health advice and support to workforce development
- Build public health capacity and capability
- Be an example of good practice nationally.
Public Health Specialist Development
The Wessex School of Public Health is involved in the development of the PH Specialist Workforce which includes:
- The delivery of the PH Specialty Training Programme
- The development of the existing PH Specialist Workforce through the Wessex CPD Programme
- The development and facilitation of Leadership Development of the PH Specialist workforce.
Public Health Practitioner Workforce
The Wessex School of Public Health leads the development and delivery of the PH practitioner workforce which includes:
- The development and delivery of the PH Practitioner Development Programme
- The delivery of the PH Academic Bursary
- The development of Advanced Practice in public health.
Public Health Wider Workforce Development
The Wessex School of Public Health leads on the public health development of the wider workforce recognising the role and contribution of wider workforces in delivering prevention and population health this includes:
- The development and delivery of the Wessex MECC programme
- The development of the health trainer workforce in Wessex
- The development of public health content into wider health and care curricula for pre-registered workforces
- The PH Community Fellowship programme which supports the development of PH skills with FY2 doctors.
The Wessex School of Public Health is also supported by the Public Health Development Leads (PHDLs) network who are embedded into local public health teams.
They add value as they are centrally placed to highlight and influence workforce development considerations in developing strategy and PH commissioning processes. PHDLs also contribute to developing public health talent and leadership and make a significant contribution to enhancing PH standards, competency, capability and capacity within localities.
Mr Em Rahman - Head of Public Health Workforce Development Programmes
Dr Julie Parkes – Head of School of Public Health & Training Programme Director for Public Health