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Public Health

Working towards a cohesive, integrated and progressive approach to workforce education and development in public health

Public health can be defined as:

"The science and art of promoting and  protecting health and well being, preventing ill health and prolonging life through the organised efforts of society".

(Faculty of Public Health)

NES provides:

  • Public health training
  • Health protection workforce development in partnership with Health Protection Scotland
  • Health improvement workforce development in partnership with NHS Health Scotland

Through this section you will find information on both health improvement and health protection educational initiatives.