For further information on public health careers, visit PHORCaST (http://www.phorcast.org.uk/), the Public Health Online Resource in Careers, Skills and Training. It is the first "one-stop shop" for UK-wide information on careers and development in public health and health and wellbeing. It aims to recruit people into public health jobs, and support the whole workforce from volunteers up to senior management in developing their careers.
The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) is the standard setting body for specialists in public health. It works to improve the public's health through our three key areas of activity: education and standards, professional affairs, advocacy and policy. There is a specific section on PH training.
Public Health England (PHE) is the government body set up on 1 April 2013 to provide the leadership and coordination of public health activity in England. PHE staff may work in PHE centres across the country, in knowledge management, health improvement, health protection and healthcare public health. The main website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england has links to:
Some further information can also be accessed via predecessor organisation websites: http://www.apho.org.uk/
NICE has issued guidance on a number of key public health topics such as obesity, physical activity and environment, community engagement and the mental wellbeing of children in primary education. This guidance is aimed not only at the NHS, but also those with public health responsibilities, including local authorities, transport, education and the voluntary sector. http://www.nice.org.uk/
The National Social Marketing Centre is a strategic partnership between the Government (Department of Health) and National Consumer Council in England. The NSM Centre was established to increase understanding and use of effective social marketing approaches at national and local levels and work across sectors to build capacity and skills. http://www.nsmcentre.org.uk/
The Royal Society of Health and the Royal Institute of Public Health have merged to become a new organisation working to improve health in the UK and beyond. The new organisation will award over 100,000 qualifications a year, certify products and processes, advise on policy development and serve the needs of over 6,000 members.
The UK Public Health Association (UKPHA) is an independent voluntary organisation, formed by the coming together of three organisations in 1999 to unite the public health movement in the UK. http://www.ukpha.org.uk/
The UK Voluntary Register for Public Health Specialists provides public protection by ensuring that only competent public health professionals are registered and that high standards of practice are maintained. http://www.publichealthregister.org.uk/
Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the UK health sector. We help the whole sector develop solutions that deliver a skilled and flexible UK workforce in order to improve health and healthcare. http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/