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Royal College of Nursing Representing nurses and nursing, promoting excellence in practice, shaping health policies

Our work

Find out more about the work of the Public Health Forum and the other organisations we work with 

How we represent forum members

  • Developing educational standards.
  • Consulting with other bodies to ensure members can help influence policy and guidance.
  • Developing relationships providing guidance on clinical nursing standards and patient care guidance.

Other organisations we work with:

  • ICN Global Nursing Policy Leadership Institute
  • European Public Health Alliance
  • Council for Work and Health
  • RCN Credentialing Advisory Group
  • QNI Homelessness Network
  • PHE working group for Making Every Contact Count (MECC)
  • Obesity Health Alliance Obesity Action Coalition
  • SCPHN National Curriculum Development Stakeholders Group
  • RCP Alcohol Health Advisory Group
  • British Global and Travel Health Association (BGTHA)
  • Faculty of Travel Medicine (FTM), The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG) UK organisation
  • Health Protection Scotland (HPS TRAVAX)
  • The National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC)
  • TB nurses network
  • TB joint committee UK group
  • TB PHE working groups
  • British PaediatricTB association
  • PHE Blood Pressure System Leadership Board
  • RSP Tobacco Advisory Group (TAG)
  • All-party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (APPMG)
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Travel Aware Campaign
  • NECTM Steering Group and Scientific Committee
  • CISTM Scientific Committee
  • ISTM Publications Committee 
  • National HIV Nurses Association working groups Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG) 
  • Faculty of Travel Medicine (FTM) publications and Travel Medicine Diploma Membership course and examination
  • All party parliamentary group on Domestic Violence
  • Joint TB Committee: once yearly, UK meeting, representation from all relevant bodies from all countries: microbiology, paediatrics, BHIVA, MDR, BTS, medical students, PHE, British infection association, TB alert.
  • TB Workforce (Task & Finish): part of TB Strategy, work in progress / audits, training etc.(England only).
  • Underserved Population (Task & Finish): part of TB Strategy, work completed as resource published. No further meetings planned - only via e-mail. (England only). There is a newly BPTBA (British Paediatric TB Association) being put together; The Forums TB lead has been attending, but membership being confirmed for individuals and relevant bodies.
  • TB Nurses Forums: London and Central England. Work in progress to have a national forum. NHSE Future sexual health workforce – training and education needs.
  • Occupational health nurses: FOHN meeting to discuss support/collaboration
  • PHE Work as a health outcome project
  • DWP fit note review – extending signatories to nurses
  • RCOT joint work to recruit nurses in clinical practice as champions for health and work

International organisations the forum works with:

  • The International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM)
  • The Northern European Conference on Travel Medicine (NECTM)

The Forum has key networks groups of specialists, which includes:

  • Cardio Vascular Network Group
  • Migration Access to Health Services
  • Health protection nurses
  • TB nurses
  • Travel health nurses
  • Occupational health nurses

Page last updated - 05/10/2018