The Standards for employers of public health teams in England

These Standards will help ensure that the workforce is fit to practice and are relevant to employers and workers with a role in the commissioning or delivery of public health functions.

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The purpose of the Employer Standards is to enable and sustain high quality public health outcomes for the local population and communities:

  1. enabling employers to provide a well-led and supportive professional environment
  2. enabling public health professionals to maintain their professionalism.

The Standards are a set of principles and are accompanied by resources that give more detail and include guidance and links to frameworks with particular relevance to particular groups.


Download our simple audit checklist template based on the standards

Specific guidance on the public health nursing workforce

Employer Standards impact assessment report