The Royal Society for Public Health has launched a new one day course for those with an interest in encouraging behaviour change to improve the health of their community or workforce.

Preventing avoidable conditions and encouraging behaviour change is an essential part of delivering an affordable health service for the future. Prevention is both better for the patient and cheaper for the provider. But do you and your team have the knowledge and skills to take this on? This course introduces participants to the new competence framework which provides a common approach against which skills can be assessed.

Designed for use at all levels, the framework enables individuals to identify gaps in their knowledge, commissioners to address weaknesses in their provision, and service providers to offer exactly what is needed.

So many aspects of healthcare are concerned with preventable or avoidable conditions. But the cost of dealing with them is under pressure more than ever before. A key theme in the Government’s next White Paper will be the need to reduce these costs, and every healthcare worker has their part to play.
Professor Richard Parish, Chief Executive of RSPH, comments “Every contact with a patient is an opportunity to encourage healthier lifestyle choices. But tackling sensitive issues such as weight loss, smoking cessation or alcohol abuse requires expertise, confidence and knowledge, in order to deliver the message effectively. With commissioners, service providers and individuals all working together, using a common approach, each will acquire a better understanding of the entire process and their role within it. This course is an investment in the future and will equip participants with the practical skills and knowledge to help improve the health of their community.”

The cost of this one day course is just £195 per participant and includes lunch, refreshments and full course materials.

To find out more about this course and other programmes offered by RSPH, visit, call Nicolette Smith on 020 3177 1625 or email [email protected]


Notes to editors

  • 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 enjoys patronage of Her Majesty the Queen
  • The RSPH is a registered charity
  • The RSPH is the oldest public health body in the world, with over 150 years experience in protecting and promoting public health.

For further information please contact:
Nicolette Smith
Royal Society for Public Health
Tel: 020 3177 1625
Email: [email protected]