WYPC PH Workforce – presentation

Public Health
Workforce Development
Tracey Sharp
Deputy Regional Director
North of England
What does PHE do?
Public Health England:
– works transparently, proactively providing government, local
government, the NHS, MPs, industry, public health professionals and
the public with evidence-based professional, scientific and delivery
expertise and advice
– ensures there are effective arrangements in place nationally and
locally for preparing, planning and responding to health protection
concerns and emergencies, including the future impact of climate
– supports local authorities, and through them clinical commissioning
groups, by providing evidence and knowledge on local health needs,
alongside practical and professional advice on what to do to improve
health, and by taking action nationally where it makes sense to do so
Our priorities for
– Reducing preventable deaths
– Reducing the burden of
– Protecting the country’s health
– Giving children and young
people the best possible start
– Improving health in the
National Executive
8 Knowledge and
Intelligence Hubs
South West
South East
West Midlands
East Midlands
North West
Yorkshire and Humber
Other local presence
Ten microbiology
Field epidemiology
Centre for Radiation
Control units
Local focus
Led by a senior public health
Deliver services and advice
around the three domains of
public health
Support local government and
local NHS action to improve and
protect health and reduce
inequalities with intelligence and
Deliver the local input to
emergency preparedness,
resilience and response
Ensure quality and consistency
and responsiveness of centres’
services and advice
Support transparency and
accountability of the system
Assurance of emergency planning
and response
Workforce development
Contribute to the national public
health agenda
Centre Roles
The front door of PHE
Assure services and expertise provided are truly focused
on local needs
Provide leadership and support across all three domains
of public health – health protection, health improvement
and healthcare public health. This includes:
•supporting local government in their leadership of the local public health
•supporting DsPH to access specialised advice and support;
•working with the NHS Commissioning Board to support it in its role as a direct
commissioner of key services, including specialist services and national public
health programmes;
•and providing leadership in responding to emergencies where scale is
Regional Roles
Are co-terminus with those of the NHS England and
other national partners, also mapping onto the nine
regional local government groupings.
Will nurture, assure, support and assist the local public
health system and maintain an overview of the whole
system’s progress in implementing the Public Health
Outcomes Framework.
Have responsibility for workforce development and
oversight of implementation of the public health
workforce strategy.
Workforce Team
• Deputy Director for Workforce
• Workforce Development Managers x 2
Working with and supporting Centre teams, Local
Government, LETBs and Heads of Schools
Developing a
work programme
• Developing joint plans with LETBs /Heads of Schools
• Supporting and advising LAs with DPH appointments
and maintaining specialist capacity
• Appraisal training and revalidation of the specialist
• Identifying and supporting CPD and L&D programmes
• Supporting LETBs and Heads of School with specialist
training and practitioner development programmes
• Gathering data and workforce intelligence to aid
workforce planning including leadership development,
succession planning and talent management.
• Supporting implementation of the PH workforce strategy
Immediate issues
• Recruiting to the team
• Assessing and maintaining current capacity (including DPH
• Appraisal training
• Gathering information and intelligence on the workforce
(educational supervisors, trainee placements, practitioners)
• Gathering information and intelligence on the assets
(networks, leadership & CPD programmes etc)
• Succession planning (eg for SILs, HCPH, DsPH).
• Supporting the continuing application of MECC
• Development of specialists, practitioners and aspirant
• Are these the right issues to be addressed?
• What else should PHE be doing?

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