BDA supports new guidance on AHP Public Health Education06 September 2017
The BDA is pleased to have supported the creation of new guidance, published today (September 6th), setting out what good practice looks like for public health in pre-registration Allied Health Professional education. The guidance, Public Health Content within the Pre-Registration Curricula for Allied Health Professions, aims to help shape individual professions curricula and support universities to review and develop their courses.
Work on the guidance was led by Public Health England, alongside partners from across the UK including the AHP professional bodies, the Council of Deans for Health, the Health and Care Professions Council, Health Education England, NHS Improvement, the Faculty of Public Health and the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland Governments.
Rosanna Hudson, BDA Education Policy Officer, was one of the members of the AHP Education Leads Group closely involved with the development of the new guidance. Commenting on the new guidance Rosanna said; "Public health is already a vital part of the pre-registration dietetic curriculum. This guidance further strengthens our commitment to preparing our future dietitians for their crucial role in improving the health of the nation and "making every contact count".
Linda Hindle, Lead Allied Health Professional has written a blog on the new guidance for the website of Council of Deans of Health, which can be read here: https://councilofdeans.org.uk/2017/09/consensus-on-public-health-content-of-ahp-curricula/