North West Population Health and Prevention Network (NWPHPN) is a multi professional public health network funded by Health Education England working across the North West. The network supports and develops the public health contribution and role of the healthcare, social care and voluntary sector workforce (wider public health workforce) in the North West of England.
The network contributes to the vision set out in HEE Framework 15 and NHS Five Year Forward View 2014 – specifically the strategic intentions associated with reduced health inequalities and improved population health outcomes. Key characteristics of our future health care workforce includes preventing ill health and assisting people to manage their own health care as appropriate – NWPHPN will enable this role, helping to create healthy cultures in NHS organisations – starting with the workforce. (The Kings Fund)
The network is specifically aimed at supporting the health and wellbeing role of a wide range of professions across the medical, non-medical and social care workforce across a range of settings such as local authorities, primary and secondary care, community care and voluntary sector.