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PSA Report November 2017

November 1, 2017

The Professional Standards Authority, in partnership with the Royal Society for Public Health, launched an important report today called ‘Untapped Resources: Accredited Registers in the Wider Workforce’.

See the full report here:

https://www.professionalstandards.org.uk/docs/default-source/accredited-registers/resources/untapped-resources-accredited-registers-in-the-wider-workforce.pdf?sfvrsn=7

Below are some summary statements which anyone is welcome to share in promoting the professionals who are on registers accredited by the PSA.

*Nine in 10 practitioners on accredited registers consider their job role to include “promoting the public’s health”

*94% of practitioners have average appointment lengths of over 40 minutes

*Three quarters of the accredited registers workforce feel under-utilised in promoting the public’s health.

*RSPH and PSA report accredited registers workforce is an 80,000-strong untapped resource to tackle public health challenges

*“AR practitioners are ideally positioned to have lifestyle health conversations with their patients” – Shirley Cramer, chief exec @R_S_P_H

*Harry Cayton, chief exec @prof_standards – “There is huge potential for this workforce to contribute to individual wellbeing and public health objectives”

*Accredited registers practitioners should be recognised as an untapped resource for supporting the public’s health.