Registrars looking for senior trainee leadership experience have the opportunity to work on public health projects across local authorities whilst based at Champs support team.

The Champs support team

The Champs support team lead, facilitate and enable the delivery of the priorities with local public health teams and partners. The support team can be offered as a placement with the lead DPH as trainer or a Champs split placement where the training location supervise the trainee's work for Champs. Due to specialist nature, this placement is most suited to trainees post-Part B. Projects cover the range of public health experience, including health improvement, health protection, healthcare public health, knowledge and intelligence and commissioning.

Types of projects registrars have recently worked on:

High Blood Pressure:

Projects contributed by a PH registrar in this work area have been very varied, relating to cross-sector system development and leadership, and have involved working with a wide range of partners in NHSE, PHE, general practice, community pharmacy, local authority, voluntary sector, NICE, Innovation Agency, Fire and Rescue, industry partners,  academic partners and others.

Projects included;

  • establishing a cross-sector C&M Blood Pressure Board
  • co-developing  a sub-regional high BP strategy ‘Saving lives: Reducing the pressure’ that has since received national and international recognition
  • evaluation and monitoring of a multi-organisation, multi-approach strategy
  • general practice quality improvement work with British Heart Foundation and NICE
  • awareness-raising campaigns e.g. Know Your Numbers (Blood Pressure UK)
  • bid writing to support innovation in technology, BP detection and education and training
  • innovative projects to improve blood pressure detection in community settings
  • opportunities to present and participate at national conferences and meetings (PHE, FPH, NICE)

Suicide Prevention

Acting to eliminate preventable deaths is a public health concern. There is no single cause and no single solution to suicide, but a requirement for joint, collaborative effort utilising evidence-based interventions, intelligence and a drive to eradicate this preventable death. Champs Public Health Collaborative coordinates the joint actions for Cheshire & Merseyside to prevent suicide through the NO MORE Suicide Strategy. The Strategy and details of the organisational structure and governance can be found at www.no-more.co.uk

The ongoing Public Health Registrar areas of suicide prevention work have had a predominant focus on the safer care pillar of work and include: 

  • Working with stakeholders including Cheshire  Merseyside 5YFV  leads,  NW Coast Strategic Clinical Network,  Local Authorities leads and CCG mental health leads to establish priority health care actions.
  • Convening an expert panel to critically assess the healthcare plan.
  • Call for healthcare evidence for Safer Suicide Accreditation. 
  • Support in establishing performance indicators and evaluation led by PHE of the No More Suicide Strategy. 

Contact details:Suite 2.2, Marwood, Riverside Park, 1 Southwood Road, Bromborough, Wirral CH62 3QX Tel: 0151 666 5123 champscommunications@wirral.gov.uk   www.champspublichealth.com

 

More information can also be found on the North West School for Public Health website: https://www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/Specialty_Schools/Public_Health - Please note this website is under review so changes will take place over the next few months. Please keep checking back for updates.