Professor Richard Parish to remain Chair of Pharmacy and Public Health Forum
19 September 2012
“During 2013 the Forum also expects to consider the workforce and training implications of these recommendations. In addition, we need to look at how to make the Forum and its work sustainable into the future”, said Professor Parish. “I am particularly grateful to my colleagues who have given of their time so freely and chaired the various Task Groups as well as the individual members of the Forum and those who sit on the Task Groups themselves”.
Notes to editors
The Pharmacy and Public Health Forum, was announced by Ministers in July 2011. It provides leadership for the development, implementation and evaluation of public health practice for pharmacy in the Government’s drive to improve the public’s health and reports to the Department of Health and in future to Public Health England. It leads on developing the pharmacy contribution to public health, taking into account both the Government’s and local public health priorities.
- The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is an independent, multi-disciplinary organisation, dedicated to the promotion and protection of collective human health and wellbeing. Through advocacy, mediation, empowerment, knowledge and practice we advise on policy development, provide education and training services, encourage scientific research, disseminate information and certify products, training centres and processes.
- The RSPH is the oldest public health body in the world and enjoys patronage of Her Majesty the Queen
- It is a registered charity operating under Royal Charter
- The RSPH is an awarding body recognised by Ofqual. Around 100,000 students take our qualifications each year through our network of over 1500 training centres throughout the UK. Our qualifications cover areas including health improvement, food hygiene, pest control, health & safety, nutrition and emergency planning.
- The RSPH is a membership organisation with almost 7,000 members. Membership of RSPH is a widely recognised mark of commitment to public health and brings real professional benefits.
- The RSPH run a wide variety of conferences covering topics such as food safety, water, infection control and occupational medicine as well as training programmes covering all aspects of health improvement
- The RSPH run an accreditation service for health and safety related products and manage the second largest food packaging certification scheme in the UK
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