Last edited 18 Jun 2020

Public health consultant


[edit] Introduction

Public health is concerned with the protection of health and wellbeing and the prolonging of life at the society level, rather than the treatment of individuals. This is achieved through health improvement, the improvement of health services and health protection. A public health consultant will work to improve communities and the environment to ensure they are optimised for a healthy life.

[edit] Typical employers

Public health consultants work in a wide range of organisations to improve societal health:

[edit] Typical duties

Public health consultants can have a wide variety of roles, with typical tasks including:

  • Undertaking research and analysis.
  • Presenting findings and opinions to government and other organisations to help develop policies and procedures.
  • Advising groups on the options available to improve health and wellbeing.
  • Developing local and national policies aimed at encouraging healthy lifestyles and reducing risks.
  • Monitoring and evaluating strategies and policies to determine their effectiveness.

[edit] Typical skills

Public health consultants require a wide variety of skills and knowledge, such as:

[edit] Faculty of Public Health

The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) is the professional body that sets standards for public health professionals in the UK. It is a registered charity and a faculty of the three Royal College of Physicians.

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