HC Deb 12 February 2004 vol 417 c1695W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 7 January 2004.Official Report, column 396W, on public health skills audit, what steps (a) his Department and (b) agencies of his Department have taken in response to the findings of the 2001 audit. [153148]

Miss Melanie Johnson

The public health skills audit has led to a number of developments, including additional training programmes for a range of public health specialist and practitioners, particularly those from non-medical backgrounds, the establishment of the voluntary register for public health specialists, an on-line audit tool and national standards for public health specialists and practitioners.