Mapping the core public health workforce
The Mapping the core public health workforce report was commissioned by Public Health England (PHE), Health Education England (HEE) and the Department of Health (DH) to provide analysis and intelligence of which staff roles make up the core public health workforce in England.
During the course of this project, the CfWI has defined and provided numbers for 11 staff groups. These are based on staff who typically work between levels 5 and 9 on the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework (PHSKF).
Our research has concluded that the number of core public health workers in England is likely to range from around 36,000 to 41,000 people. The size of the range should be viewed as an indicator of the lack of reliable workforce data for several professions or staffing groups outlined in the report.