Public Health Practitioner Conference 2016
24th November 2016
UKPHR’s tenth Annual Practitioners’ Conference was a hugely successful affair in Birmingham on 12 November. Public health people came from all over the UK to be part of this anniversary event – and some special guests came along, too.
The agenda included a panel sesson on the value of the public health practitioner professional workforce from an employer’s perspective, with views from Dr Adrian Phillips, Birmingham City Council DPH; Dr Helen Carter, Deputy Director for Healthcare Public Health and Workforce, Public Health England; Jess Mookherjee, Consultant in Public Health, Kent County Council and Kate O’Hara, Wellbeing Project Manager, Sandwell MBC.
Paul Southon, a West Midlands practitioner scheme assessor and Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager at Sandwell MBC spoke to the audience on the importance of recognising assessors and verifiers as the custodians of the standards.
Attendees were also provided the opportunity of two workshops; Exchange of good practice and ideas with assessors and verifiers and an opportunity to feedback into the work of the UKPHR’s practitioner task and finish group.