PHE / ADPH Summary Report: Development Needs of Recently Appointed Directors of Public Health

June 12, 2018 in Publications by admin

Working in partnership with Public Health England, ADPH has produced the report below on the experience of newly appointed DsPH.

As strengthening the pipeline for Directors is one of our organisational priorities, this report gives some valuable insight into the aspirations and frustrations that new DsPH experience. There is a great deal of good work that the report identifies.

The report gives helpful insight into areas where DsPH can be supported:

• For a significant number, the route to becoming a Director was through an interim or acting capacity. Therefore, support in the early period after appointment is critical.

• DsPH are the ambassadors for Public Health in local government. Several reflected that they needed more help to step into working at multi-discipline board level.

• The role of networks to support DsPH was reported to be invaluable. Much good work goes on, but provision of formal and informal networks is geographically variable and offers an opportunity to develop further.

365 KBPHE ADPH – Development Needs of Recently Appointed DsPH