Books and Blogs

Top Public Health Blogs

Public Health Matters

This is the official blog of UK Health Security Agency, providing expert insight on the organisation’s work and all aspects of public health. There are some really articles with engaging infographics and videos.

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UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) is an independent, dedicated regulator for public health professionals in the UK, providing professional regulation to public health specialists, specialty registrars and practitioners from a variety of backgrounds, all of whom have a common core of knowledge, and skills.

Their blog gives great insight into the public health workforce and background to their scheme.

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Royal Society for Public Health Blog

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is an independent health education charity and the world’s longest-established public health body.

Their blog posts share thoughts and opinions on a range of public health topics from various guest bloggers.

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Better Health For All

This is the official blog of the Faculty of Public Health, a professional body for public health specialists and practitioners in the UK. The blog is a great resource that shares thoughts on a range of topics from various public health professionals.

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The Health Foundation Blog

The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. Their blog is broader than public health, it has some great comments and opinion from their staff and some great contributors too.

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The Association of Directors of Public Health (UK) – President’s Blog

This is the official blog of the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH), with some great insights from a DPH point of view, current affairs, and ‘a day in the life of…’.

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The King’s Fund Blog

The King’s Fund blog is a great resource for comment and analysis on the key issues in health and social care. They are many great articles that have been published on this blog over the years – you can filter it by topic, if you’re just looking for information on a particular topic, such as ‘public health’.

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Sheffield DPH

Sheffield Director of Public Health, Greg Fell, shares some great personal insights, from what he ‘actually does’ to critiques on strategy and policies.

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Public Healthy

This blog has some great articles by Andy Turner, a Public Health Specialty Registrar in the North West of England. Andy is a biologist by background, but a desire to do something more important led him into public health.

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#Ask Dr Cath

#Ask Dr Cath is not a blog, as such, but too good to leave off this page. Dr. Catherine Heffernan shares some great resources that distill relevant bits of public health information and personalising them with her viewpoint.

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