Public health knowledge and skills development
The Public Health Skills and Career Framework describes public health competences and the underpinning knowledge against levels of career development.
The ‘Healthy Lives, Healthy People: public health workforce strategy’ (2013) identified the need to refine the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework (PHSKF), and to develop a new ‘skills passport’ to support the public health workforce in career development and planning.
The Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) programmes, see NMC SCPHN registration.
Post registration nursing qualifications in three specific branches of public health nursing; Health Visiting, School Nursing and Occupational health nursing. These qualification leads to registration on the third part of the NMC register. The NMC are currently reviewing all post registration qualifications including the SCPHN routes. Programme details are available from the individual approved educational institutions.
Resources from the RCN
The public health subpages give further information on specific courses related to areas of public health work. See also Public health Professional Resources.
See the RCN library public health subject guide
Related RCN publications
Other useful resources:
See All Our Health: personalised care and population health collection and the Interactive All Our Health e-learning sessions
Department of Health and Public Health England resources for public health nursing across the life course: Developing the public health contribution of nurses and midwives: tools and models
Department of Health and the Institute of Health Visiting:
Academy of Social Sciences Making the case for the social sciences. No. 9 Mental Wellbeing. Considers the impact of mental health on growth and development.
RCN sub page; Public mental health