Careers in Public Health. A Passion for Health . Are you passionate about health? Do you have drive and vision to improve people’s lives? Are you a strategic leader? Are you a skilled communicator? Can you see the bigger picture?. Then consider a career in Public health and.
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A Passion for Health
Public health is concerned with the health of a population rather than individuals. It is about promoting well-being, not just dealing with illness, and looks at the impact on health of social, economic, political and environmental factors as well as individual behaviour.
Public health is ....“The science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organised efforts of society.” Sir Donald Acheson
1. Surveillance and assessment of the population’s well-being
2. Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of interventions, programmes and services intended to improve the health or well-being of individuals or populations
3. Policy and strategy development and implementation
4. Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
5. Health improvement
6. Health protection
7. Health and social service quality
8. Public health intelligence
9. Academic public health
The Faculty of Public HealthThe Faculty has further information and a list of faculty adviserswho can advise you on the speciality.www.fph.org.ukOn the training programme in your region...• The Faculty of Public HealthThe Faculty has further information and a list of trainingprogramme directors for the different regions.www.fph.org.uk
On applying to the training programme...• Medical Training Application Servicewww.mtas.nhs.ukOn how specialist training in the UK works...• Modernising Medical Careerswww.mmc.nhs.uk• Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Boardwww.pmetb.org.uk
Further sources of information...• Conference on Postgraduate Medical DeansA source of links to all deanerieswww.copmed.org.uk• General Medical Councilwww.gmc-uk.org
If you require further information please speak
to one of the Consultants in Public Health or