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Population Health Fellowship


Celebrating our 2023 fellows

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Our national Population Health Fellowship for NHS healthcare staff in England aims to develop and grow a workforce of professionals who will incorporate population health into their everyday jobs.  The learning programme element of the fellowship, delivered by the School of Public Health in Yorkshire and Humber, has been accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).

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The application process for cohort 4 is now closed. We are working on the aspiration of the NHS England’s Long Term Workforce Plan to have a fellow working in every ICS to support the development of local population health expertise.  This will include further development of this learning programme into a qualification-based offer requiring for a pause in delivery until September 2025 to establish a provider for the work.

Population Health

Population Health is an approach aimed at improving the health of an entire population. It is about improving the physical and mental health outcomes and wellbeing of people, while reducing health inequalities within and across a defined population. It includes action to reduce the occurrence of ill-health, including addressing wider determinants of health, and requires working with communities and partner agencies. (Source: PHE Multi-agency Stakeholder Forum 2019)

Fellows have been recruited from a wide range of backgrounds including nursing, pharmacy, medicine, speech and language therapy, dietetics, orthotics and physiotherapy. They are seconded part-time (for two days per week) to the fellowship, alongside their permanent post, and will experience a mixture of blended and experiential learning. The aim is to encourage and support the development of population health strategies and approaches within the NHS and wider community. This programme is linked to other training pathways on population health. For more information email: england.populationhealthfellows@nhs.net


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Population Health Fellowship

Our third cohort started in September 2022. Cohort 3 have now completed the scheme and you can see an overview of the fellows and their work further down this page.

You can also listen to our recent podcast: "Empowering healthcare professionals to innovate at a population level" to hear more about the fellowship, or download the Population Health Fellowship brief overview flyer.


If you are an organisation that would be interested in hosting a fellow, or would just like further information about the fellowship, you can contact the relevant region:

Midlands and East


North West


South West




North East and Yorkshire


South East


East of England


Please keep watching this webpage for more updates. If you would like further information you can contact the relevant region using their above email address.


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