Deadline for Population Health Workforce Development programme extended

Champs Public Health Collaborative are currently recruiting health care leaders from clinical settings across Cheshire and Merseyside into a support programme where they can develop population health skills through designing, implementing, testing, and evaluating a small-scale health improvement project within their sphere of practice.

The programme has now extended the registration deadline for cohort 1 to 14th April 2022 and cohort 2 to 17th June 2022  and aims to maximise public health knowledge and skills in the health, care and public health workforces.

This valuable opportunity is open to nurses, midwives, health visitors, specialist nurses, medical professions, allied health professionals, dental professions, pharmacy staff, physician associates across all provider settings and care home managers.

Throughout the programme participants will be supported remotely to utilise the Health Education England (HEE) and Office of Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) toolkit for ‘Embedding Public Health into Clinical Services’ to identify ideas and test public health interventions in their own field of practice.

In the video below, Rachel Middle describes the process with a presentation from Linda Hindle, Deputy Chief AHP Officer for England who led the development of the module

You can also view The Evaluation of Leading Prevention in Clinical Services – a toolkit approach Pilot here 

There will be two cohorts, each meeting three times over a three-month period to provide a platform of support, share ideas and promote implementation of small-scale public health improvement projects:

Cohort Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
1 28/04/2022 24/05/2022 30/06/2022
2 21/07/2022 24/08/2022 27/09/2022


Your participation will involve:

  • Secure agreement from your line manager for participation and to test ideas in practice
  • Generate ideas across your team / organisation of what you want to achieve
  • Join the programme and offer mutual support, share practice and build networks
  • Lead a piece of work within your team / organisation to improve public health
  • Develop a case study (with support) to showcase your work
  • Take part in the overall programme evaluation
  • You must be able to attend all three dates of your chosen cohort.

Benefits to participation include:

  • New insights and solutions to public health in practice
  • New peer network of colleagues with shared interest
  • Opportunity and support to develop and test your public health intervention.
  • Opportunity for personal and professional development
  • Support in evaluating the impact of your project
  • Support in promoting your work via research journals and across your networks with recognition for you in innovation and best practice.

We welcome expressions of interest that focus on the public health priorities outlined in the NHS Long term Plan and Cheshire & Merseyside HCP strategy-2021-2025

To apply, please complete an application form here and email it to

Deadline for cohort 1: 14th April 2022
Deadline for cohort 2: 17th June 2022