Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) reports published
Date published: 2016-04-21T00:00:00
The Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) has recently published two reports on the public health workforce.
Public health specialists’ stocktake
The CfWI was commissioned to provide guidance on future training numbers for the public health specialist workforce in England, for which Health Education England commissions approximately 70 training places per year (another 12 per year register with the UKPHR via a portfolio route). The CfWI has recommended that training numbers broadly remain constant, but that a further study be completed in 2-3 years’ time to test this recommendation. Through desk research and input from expert stakeholders, the CfWI estimates that there are at least 1,200 specialists working in England, with 75 to 80 per cent of them employed by local authorities and Public Health England. The report includes supply and demand modelling for this workforce, and suggests a number of actions which would improve future workforce planning.
Understanding the public health practitioner workforce
The report includes a summary of the regulatory bodies responsible for members of this workforce, a proposed definition of a ‘public health practitioner’ for use in future discussions and workforce planning, and examples of the roles filled by public health practitioners.