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'Not too much, not too little, but just enough?': observations on continuing professional development in Public Health in the north of England



'Not too much, not too little, but just enough?': observations on continuing professional development in Public Health in the north of England



Public Health 112(4): 211-215



Three inquiries about Public Health continuing professional development were undertaken in the Northern and Yorkshire Region of the National Health Service during 1995-96. Public Health Physicians were asked about their experience of continuing education and for their views on a regional policy for continuing professional development. Health Authority Chief Executives were asked about their reactions to Public Health Physicians continuing educational needs. The overall response rates for the Public Health Physicians were very disappointing. Most of the Chief Executives (a much smaller group) responded to the inquiry. A large minority of Public Health Physicians believed that their continuing education in the preceding two years had been adequate. Most wished their future continuing education activities to be multi-disciplinary. One finding with considerable significance for those managing Public Health education, both specialist and continuing, was that many of those with teaching responsibilities had not been trained to teach. Despite apparent concordance between the views of Chief Executives and those of Public Health Physicians; on some important points there were inconsistencies in the comments of Chief Executives, which suggested lack of understanding of both the roles of their professional colleagues and the need for their continuing education. The inquiries gave rise to a sense of apathy and under-confidence, manifested in some reluctance to accept policing of continuing education. There is a need to experiment with learning and teaching approaches in order to progress from the current traditional educational methods.

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DOI: 10.1016/S0033-3506(98)00234-0


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