We work to a three year strategic Business Plan with annual targets for each work programme. We produce an Annual Review each year describing our achievements. Our work is divided into four programmes:

DPH support

We facilitate the support network for DsPH to share ideas and good practice and to problem solve together. We do this through supporting DsPH and their role through national approaches and providing development opportunities, including networking events, masterclasses as well as through the DPH Annual Report Competition. You can learn more about our support offer to members through the membership page.

Improving PH practice

We strive to strengthen PH practice through sector-led improvement (SLI) and similar programmes with an aim to provide opportunities for DsPH to develop professional practice. You can read more about our SLI work here.

Collective voice

Our goal is to collate and present the views of DsPH on public health policy to stakeholders through the engagement of members in all aspects of our work.

PH Policy

Our policy work is collaborative, based on our member’s priorities and is undertaken in accordance with agreed protocols.

We undertake both reactive and proactive activities including but not limited to development of policy position statements, consultation responses, representation at meetings and joint work as part of coalitions.

You can learn more about our policy work on the PH Policy and PH System pages.