Following on from the 2018 Crowe Horwath report, which set out a new vision for public health in Ireland and which has paved the way for the reform of existing structures, Crowe was commissioned by the Institute of Public Health (IPH) to produce a discussion paper that examines potential options for a multidisciplinary public health workforce in Ireland.
The paper explores options including the potential to develop and enhance career and training pathways for public health professionals from both medical and non-medical backgrounds.
Drawing on international learning and experiences, the Crowe team worked closely with the Advisory Group – which was established by the IPH and chaired by Professor Ivan Perry – to produce a number of observations, insights, and considerations, including issues of a skills and competency framework, registration, accreditation, and professional development.
Professor Perry, Chair of the Advisory Group, said, “This report draws on the perspectives of a wide range of stakeholders in Ireland and on international experience in the development of a multidisciplinary public health workforce. I am extremely grateful to everyone who has contributed to the report and to the Institute of Public Health in Ireland for their leadership on this issue. I hope that the findings and considerations will complement and extend the ongoing work of the Public Health Reform Expert Advisory Group and contribute to strategy and workforce planning within the Health Service Executive.”
View the full discussion paper here.