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Yorkshire and Humber

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Gold Guide to Postgraduate Specialty Training in the UK

The Gold Guide is a reference guide for postgraduate specialty training in the UK and is applicable to all trainees in General Medical Council (GMC) approved programmes. 

Faculty of Public Health (FPH)

The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) is the standard setting body for specialists in public health. It works to improve the public’s health through our three key areas of activity: education and standards, professional affairs, advocacy and policy

Royal Society of Public Health

The Royal Society of Health and the Royal Institute of Public Health have merged to become a new organisation working to improve health in the UK and beyond. The new organisation will award over 100,000 qualifications a year, certify products and processes, advise on policy development and serve the needs of over 6,000 members.

UK Public Health Association

The UK Public Health Association (UKPHA) is an independent voluntary organisation, formed by the coming together of three organisations in 1999 to unite the public health movement in the UK.

General Medical Council

The General Medical Council (GMC) registers doctors to practise medicine in the UK. GMC is the registration body for those from a medical background on completion of their training.

Public Health England

Public Health England (formally the Health Protection Agency) is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department of health, and established in April 2013, with the aim of protecting and improving the nation's health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities. More details can be found at:

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

NICE has issued guidance on a number of key public health topics such as obesity, physical activity and environment, community engagement and the mental wellbeing of children in primary education. This guidance is aimed not only at the NHS, but also those with public health responsibilities, including local authorities, transport, education and the voluntary sector.

Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Network

The Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Network website has been created to provide a single point of access for the multi-professional Public Health workforce to access a range of collaborative learning networks and ongoing personal and professional development.

Public Health Outcomes Framework

The Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) is a data tool which presents data for available indicators at England and local authority levels, collated by Public Health England. It includes indicators for health protection, health improvement, healthcare public health and wider determinants.

Skills for Health

Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the UK health sector. We help the whole sector develop solutions that deliver a skilled and flexible UK workforce in order to improve health and healthcare.

Skills for Health provide a wide range of e-learning resources to help educate the health and social care workforce.

Public Health Knowledge Sources

This online learning resource is for anyone wishing to expand their public health knowledge.