Embedding Public Health into Clinical Services - elearning for healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • Office for Health Improvement and Disparities
  • NHS England and NHS Improvement
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About the Embedding Public Health into Clinical Services programme

Whilst there has been a growing interest in public health by health and care professionals, and the policy framework is placing increasing priority on prevention, NHS services have traditionally been established to provide specialist treatment rather than prevention.

The shift in focus towards prevention therefore needs system wide leadership, at national regional and local levels.

This programme is intended to support clinicians, leaders and service managers to guide their teams through the process of re-designing services to support prevention.

Designed as a 5-step process, the programme provides a practical toolkit of useful resources to help individuals and their multidisciplinary teams identify their unique contribution and then implement quality improvement initiatives to transform services.  The content is pragmatic and iterative, recognising the competing pressures on front line teams.  The tools and resources highlighted can be useful in more than one stage of the 5-step process and will be inter-dependent with wider improvement initiatives.

Newly updated for 2022, the Embedding Public Health into Clinical Services programmes now includes an additional five case studies. The case studies cover scenarios that may be encountered in dietetics, occupational therapy, radiography, speech and language therapy and podiatry, and will help the learner to see how the core learnings of the programme can be embedded into every day working life.

You can access a PDF version on the toolkit by clicking on this link.

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The Embedding Public Health into Paediatric Training Toolkit.
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Meet the team

  • Linda Hindle

    Linda Hindle

    Deputy Chief AHP Officer for England. Lead Allied Health Professional and National Engagement Lead for Public Health in Police, Fire and Ambulance Services, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities Department of Health and Social Care
  • Laura Charlesworth

    Laura Charlesworth

    Associate Professor - Allied Health Professions, University of Lincoln
  • Bella Talwar

    Bella Talwar

    Quality, Service Improvement and redesign (QSIR) Associate, NHS Improvement and NHS England
  • Helen Blomfield

    Helen Blomfield

    Occupational Therapist, Sheffield Health and Social Care
  • Rachael Middle

    Rachael Middle

    Clinical Quality Improvement Lead, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Division, Isle of Wight NHS Trust and AHP Quality Improvement Advisor for the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities
  • Emma Nye

    Emma Nye

    Programme Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Laura Pope

    Laura Pope

    Senior Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Victoria Ward

    Victoria Ward

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Rashmi Chavda

    Rashmi Chavda

    Graphic Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Louise Garrahan

    Senior Marketing and Communications Officer, HEE elearning for healthcare


  • Stuart Palma, Professional Head of Allied Health Professions, NHS Improvement and NHS England
  • Helen Christmas, Public Health Specialty Registrar, Public Health England
  • Karen Fechter, Quality Improvement Advisor, NHS Improvement and NHS England
  • Jamie Waterall, Deputy Chief Nurse, Public Health England

The authors would like to thank the QSIR team, Improvement Capability Building and Delivery Group, NHS England and NHS Improvement for supporting the improvement content and use of resources within the toolkit.

The full comprehensive collection of proven quality, service improvement and redesign tools, theories and techniques can be found at the following link:


How to access

In order to access the Embedding Public Health into Clinical Services programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Embedding Public Health into Clinical Services programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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NHS healthcare staff in England

The Embedding Public Health into Clinical Services programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this elearning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Embedding Public Health into Clinical Services programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

More information

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