Health Protection Learning and Development Programme

The Vision

To maximise health protection knowledge and skills in the public health workforce for the prevention and control of communicable disease across the Cheshire and Merseyside population.

Why is it important?

  • To maximise capability in the public health workforce.
  • To provide a foundation for any future public health training
  • To ensure up-to-date knowledge and skills for prevention and control of communicable disease

What are we doing?

Provision of a 4-week course on the introduction to health protection. The course covers the following:

  • Key principles and practice of health protection
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Vaccines and immunisation
  • Overview of some of the most common diseases encountered in relation to setting and risk groups
  • Communication, resilience and wellbeing

Leadership

UK Health Security Agency

Sam Ghebrehewet

Alex Stewart

Wendi Shepherd

University of Liverpool

Stephen Clayton

Jennie Day

Susan Canning

Tom Green

More information

Website

More information about health protection can be found on the UK Health Security Agency website.

Contact

Edwin Panford-Quainoo is the Programme Manager for the Contact Tracing Course. For all enquiries, please email edwinpanford-quainoo@wirral.gov.uk

Further reading

Health Protection: Principles and Practice
Editors: S. Ghebrehewet, A. Stewart et. al.
ISBN:978-0-19-874547-1