Tutorial: Complexity in Health Improvement

Category: Tutorial Dates - Other

Date: February 12th 2020 10:00am until 4:30pm

Location: Conference Room 6, Ground Floor, Rivergate, Bristol BS1 6EH

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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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1000 – 1015

Welcome and introductions

Kamal Patel and Carla Robinson

1015 – 1100

Talk: Complex systems and public health

Professor Harry Rutter, Dept of Social and Policy Sciences, Bath Uni

1100 – 1115

Preparatory work for systems mapping

Harry Rutter

1115 – 1130


1130 – 1230

Building a map

Harry Rutter

1230 – 1245

Reflections on map building

Harry Rutter

1245 – 1300

Research opportunities at University of Bath

Harry Rutter

1300 – 1345

Lunch (not provided)

1345 – 1515

Navigating complexity in practice

Gary Wallace, PH Plymouth City Council

1515 – 1530


1530 - 1630

Business meeting


Suggested learning outcomes

2.7 Implement or apply evidence based practice.  (curriculum review 2020 2.7 Implement or apply evidence-based practice, appropriately demonstrating taking account of stakeholder needs and views in order to facilitate system-wide leadership and change)

4.4 Design, lead and manage complex areas of work in multi-agency settings to a successful conclusion or suitable endpoint within available resources and timescale.

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.

5.1 Influence or build healthy public policies across agencies, demonstrating an awareness of different social, cultural and religious perspectives that may influence health.

5.2 Be an advocate for public health principles and action to improve the health of the population or subgroup.

5.3 Influence community actions, by working with and empowering communities using participatory, engagement or asset-based approaches.

5.5 Influence local services to be health promoting.

5.6 Influence the planning, commissioning and evaluation of specific health improvement programmes and preventative services. 


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