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Trainees' experiences of multidisciplinary public health training schemes in England

Pilkington, Paul; Dowling, Sally; J Barnes, Geoffrey; Lindfield, Tessa; Pritchard, Alison

Authors

Geoffrey J Barnes

Tessa Lindfield

Alison Pritchard



Abstract

From 1999 onwards most English NHS regions launched multidisciplinary public health training schemes. These schemes were open to those from backgrounds other than medicine and followed on from the announcement of a new multidisciplinary Public Health Specialist post-a post equivalent to the traditional medical Consultant in Public Health Medicine. This article documents the issues arising during the first few years of the multidisciplinary public health training schemes. It also includes a number of case studies from trainees who have passed through the training schemes, examining the positive and negative experiences of these trainees. The paper reveals how the schemes initially varied considerably by region, in respect of pay and other terms and conditions. The case studies from ex-trainees reveal a number of positive and negative features of the training schemes. © 2007 The Royal Institute of Public Health.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 1, 2007
Journal Public Health
Print ISSN 0033-3506
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 121
Issue 6
Pages 432-437
APA6 Citation Pilkington, P., Dowling, S., J Barnes, G., Lindfield, T., & Pritchard, A. (2007). Trainees' experiences of multidisciplinary public health training schemes in England. Public Health, 121(6), 432-437. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2007.02.007
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2007.02.007
Keywords training, multidisciplinary public health, experiences
Publisher URL http://www.publichealthjrnl.com/article/S0033-3506(07)00069-8/abstract