Royal Society for Public Health has announced its accreditation of the learning programme of NHS England’s national Population Health Fellowship for the healthcare workforce in England. The aim of this programme is to develop and grow a workforce of front-line professionals who will incorporate population health into their everyday roles.  Participants of the Population Health Fellowship Programme experience a mixture of blended and experiential learning. This includes taught sessions, directed studies and leadership of an individual project or elements of an existing project. Fellows have been selected from a wide range of backgrounds including nursing, pharmacy, medicine, speech and language therapy, dietetics, orthotics, and physiotherapy. The programme also accepts workforces from support professions onto the scheme.

Janice Constable, RSPH Membership and Educational Services Director commented: “We understand the importance of healthcare staff applying population health approaches to improving people’s wellbeing and reducing health inequalities within their work. Our assessors found this to be an ambitious training programme, with comprehensive support provided to help learners meet the aims and objectives of the programme. The course now joins the wide range of health-focused programmes accredited by the RSPH”.    

Dr Maslah Amin (Associate Clinical Director) from NHS England commented:

"It is great that the fellowship has achieved RSPH accreditation, which adds value to the programme. The Population Health Fellows work really hard and have acted as change-agents in the system. The fellowship programme provides significant learning, and it is fitting that it is now accredited which provided added recognition for the fellows."