Multidisciplinary Public Health: Understanding the Development of the Modern Workforce

Multidisciplinary Public Health: Understanding the Development of the Modern Workforce

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Overview

Including the voices of key protagonists in the development of the public health workforce, this book is an important addition to the history of public health in England. It charts events leading to the unique achievement, from 2003, of specialist status, equivalent to public health medical consultants, for those from non-medical backgrounds. Setting these changes in context it discusses implications for practitioners and the wider UK public health workforce. A lively and comprehensive review of policy change, Multidisciplinary public health: Understanding the development of the modern workforce concludes with a reflection on the new public health system under way in England, making useful comparisons with the rest of the UK. This is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in public health, including public health academics and relevant postgraduate students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447300335
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Publication date: 08/01/2014
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Jenny Wright is a registered specialist in the public health sector. Fiona Sim is chair of the Royal Society for Public Health. Katie Ferguson is a senior public health officer in local government.

Table of Contents

Introduction and methods
Developing the specialty of public health
The multidisciplinary public health movement of the 1990s
Changes for specialists I: Setting up a multidisciplinary public health senior appointments process
Changes for specialists II: The new regulatory system for specialists
Changes for specialists III: The establishment of multidisciplinary higher specialist training in public health
The focus on practitioners and the wider workforce
Where we are now? The new public health system in England from April 2013
Experience across the other UK countries
Conclusion

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