Health and Wellbeing

Posts about the work of the Health and Wellbeing directorate

At the heart of it all: personalised care and population health

This is the title of our second national conference focused on maximising the contribution of nurses, midwives, health visitors and allied health professionals (AHPs) to protecting and improving the public’s health.  Personalised care and population health is also the name …

Making the economic case for public health

How do we make the financial case for investing in public health? It’s an important question for Public Health England, because unless our recommendations and advice stack up economically, they are less likely to be implemented, however compelling the scientific …

Are allied health professionals the next major public health workforce?

I certainly think so.  There are over 80,000 allied health professionals (AHPs) working across the NHS, local government, education, private and voluntary sector organisations in England.  This is equivalent to at least a million contacts with the public each week.  …