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Multidisciplinary public health : Understanding the development of the modern workforce.

Author: Jenny Wright; Fiona Sim; Katie Ferguson
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2014.
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A lively and comprehensive review of policy change in England, making useful comparisons with the rest of the UK. It includes the voices of key protagonists in the development of the public health workforce.
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Wright, Jenny.
Multidisciplinary public health : Understanding the development of the modern workforce.
Bristol : Policy Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny Wright; Fiona Sim; Katie Ferguson
ISBN: 9781447300342 1447300343
OCLC Number: 887503533
Notes: 5. Changes for specialists II: The new regulatory system for specialists.
Description: 1 online resource (231 pages)
Contents: MULTIDISCIPLINARY PUBLIC HEALTH; Contents; List of tables and figures; Tables; Figures ; Acknowledgements; About the authors; Foreword; 1. Introduction and methods; Introduction; Changing perceptions of public health; How the public health workforce has changed; Developing the whole public health workforce; The international dimension; Outline of the book structure; Synopsis of book content; 2. Developing the specialty of public health, 1972-90; Introduction; The public health medical workforce and model for public health from 1948; The 1974 health service reorganisation. Creating a specialist identity within medicine and the National Health ServiceNaming the Faculty of Community Medicine; The early years of the specialty of community medicine within the reformed health service; The start of the health promotion movement and the Alma Ata Declaration; The 1980s and the beginnings of 'new' public health; Health promotion and an emerging focus on health inequalities; The resurgence of public health medicine as a dominating force; The Faculty of Community Medicine changes its name; 3. The multidisciplinary public health movement of the 1990s; Introduction. Health service changes that had an impact on the public health workforce and the skills it neededThe health improvement and community development agenda; Early changes within the Faculty of Public Health Medicine to create honorary members from backgrounds other than medicine; The start of multidisciplinary Masters in Public Health courses in response to demand from those not medically qualified; Mapping and gathering together the multidisciplinary public health workforce; The rise of the national Multidisciplinary Public Health Forum. The Faculty of Public Health Medicine votes not to extend membership to those from backgrounds other than medicineA changing climate: the Tripartite Group leading the multidisciplinary public health initiative; New government, new initiatives; The Faculty of Public Health Medicine votes for first-stage acceptance of non-medics; 4. Changes for specialists I: Setting up a multidisciplinary public health senior appointments process; Introduction; The incoming Labour's government's health strategy --
creating specialists in public health from backgrounds other than medicine. Shifting the balance of power --
multidisciplinary Directors of Public HealthThe setting up of a dedicated agency for health protection; Categorising the public health workforce and refining the definition of competency: a key phase in public health development for specialists; Moves to increase public health capacity; Further reorganisation; Formal partnerships with local authorities --
public health begins its return to local government; Academic public health; A halt to the steady progress; A decade of change for specialists.

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