Tutorial: Nationally prescribed Public Health services

Category: Tutorial Dates - Other

Date: March 22nd 2018 10:00am until 4:00pm

Location: 302/303, 2 Rivergate, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6ED

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These tutorials are open to Public Health Specialty Registrars on the South West Public Health Training Programme only.

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Tutorial: Nationally Prescribed Public Health Services

Room 302/303, PHE, 2 Rivergate, Bristol BS1 6EH

Thursday 22nd March, 10 – 4pm



To ensure public health registrars understand the practicalities of implementing nationally prescribed public health services, in preparation for future consultant roles.



  • To introduce registrars to the legal basis of nationally prescribed public health services within the context of wider local authority public health duties
  • To improve registrar understanding of delivering commissioned services and the core offer within the terms of the public health grant
  • To stimulate discussion on the practicalities of implementing a mandated service in the local authority, using the example of Health Checks
  • To seek consensus on the value of a SW Registrar response to the ongoing national consultation

Note: The September 2017 tutorial covered the health protection assurance role of local authority. For this reason, this will not be covered in depth.








Welcome, Overview, Housekeeping

  • Helena Posnett


The legal basis of nationally prescribed public health services within the context of wider local authority public health duties

  • Catherine Davidson, Deputy Director, Public Health and Medical Ethics Team, DHSC Legal Advisers, Government Legal Department





Implementing Commissioned Services

  • Bruce Bell, Acting Consultant in Public Health, Torbay Council


Implementing the Core Offer

  • Becky Maclean, Locum Consultant in Public Health, S. Glos. Counci





Debate and Discussion

  • Rosanne Sodzi, Health & Wellbeing Programme Manager, PHE South West
  • Louise Lees, Specialist Health Improvement Practitioner (NHS Health Checks), S. Glos. Council
  • Tina Henry, Consultant in Public Health, Devon County Council


Consultation next steps, Close

Helena Posnett


This tutorial may contribute to a number of learning outcomes, for example:

3.1 Display and awareness of current national and international policies and strategies that affect health and wellbeing, and their global context

4.3 Assess, communicate and understand the management of different kinds of risks, including health, financial, reputational and political risks

4.8 Use influencing and negotiating skills in a setting where you do not have direct authority to advocate for action on a public health issue of local, national or international importance

Please bring your own lunch!


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