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Fit for the Future – Public Health People: Progress Report

2016 to 2018

In 2015 the Department of Health (now Department of Health and Social Care - DHSC) commissioned Public Health England (PHE) to undertake a review of the future capacity and capability needs of the public health workforce over the following 5 years. The report from that review ‘Fit for the future – public health people’ (FFTF) was published in May 2016, with 31 recommendations and now forms our strategic approach to the development of the workforce until 2021.

This mid-point report summarises the system-wide work that has been completed to date. It is aimed at people working to improve the public’s health across all England, including public health leaders, commissioners and public health organisations.