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Public health: Specialist areas

Public health encompasses a wide range of policy and practice areas, interventions and activities. Use this page to find more detailed information on particular areas of public health nursing.

Public Health forum

The public health forum is one of the many RCN nursing communities. It is for anyone whose role includes supporting the improvement of the public’s health. RCN members cross nearly every area of nursing practice and specialist areas from those working in community nursing teams such as district nurses, health visitors and school nurses to occupational health nurses and those with a more specialist roles working in, for example; sexual health, health protection, tuberculosis treatment and prevention, immunisation and travel health.

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