Working together – Accredited Registers and Public Health
Public Health England’s vision for success in 2020 is one in which ‘early intervention and prevention is recognised as integral to delivering the NHS efficiency challenge and the wider NHS is fully engaged in improving population health’ (Better outcomes by 2020).
In Rethinking the Public Health Workforce, the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) describes the contribution to improving public health that could be made by the wider workforce. Subsequently, the Professional Standards Authority met with RSPH to discuss ways in which the 70,000 plus practitioners on accredited registers might also be able to help. With this in mind, we agreed to explore those opportunities and ran a survey across all those practitioners to determine how they might contribute to improving public health.
The survey closed on 17 October. Its findings will feed into a joint report to be published with RSPH with recommendations for future action to mobilise accredited registers as part of the wider public health workforce.
Let’s Work Together campaign continues
During October, we enjoyed meeting many GPs and practice managers at the RCGP Annual Conference and Pulse Live events. We discussed how beneficial accredited registers are to GPs and received some extremely useful feedback. Everyone visiting our stand was keen to find out more and took away our leaflets, pens and bookmarks.
You can find out more about the campaign in the leaflet we shared with delegates.
Two more registers are accredited
We are pleased to announce that we recently accredited Save Face and Treatments You Can Trust.
Both organisations operate registers for doctors, dentists and nurses who provide non-surgical, injectable cosmetic treatments.
We look forward to working with Save Face and Treatments You Can Trust to promote the benefits of using practitioners on accredited registers.