The Practitioners accepted onto the West Midlands' Public Health Practitioner Development Scheme are supported with masterclasses in priority areas of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Classes incorporate both knowledge and practical application, to enhance learning and provide a framework for use of these skills in daily practice. For further details and to book a place please contact




Masterclass Topic  


12th Jan 2021

9.00 – 10.00

Virtual check-in session & public health workforce training needs discussion (led by HEE, PHE & Learning for Public Health)

15th Jan

9.30 – 4.00

Data Visualisation & Infographics

19th Jan

9.45 - 4.15

Strategic Responses to Reducing Drug & Alcohol Related Harm, Supporting Long Term Recovery

9th Feb

9.30 - 3.30

Organised Crime & Modern-Day Slavery

9th Mar

Critical Appraisal skills

6th April

9.30 - 1.00

How to Publish Your Work / Academic Writing / Research

1st June

9.00 - 2.00

Health Protection


Previous events, for info only:

1st & 6th July 2020

Information Session for Prospective Practitioners on WM Public Health Registration Scheme

Multiple dates

Report Writing Skills

10th Sept

Midlands’ Behavioural Science in Public Health Network (BSPHN) event: Behaviour Change competencies for Commissioners & Health & Social Care sector leaders; and the importance of using behavioural science in preventing the spread of Covid-19

29th Sept

Impact of Covid-19 on Transport and Climate Behaviours: An Introduction to Using Behaviour Change Frameworks and Systems Thinking Tools (see further info below table)

22nd Oct


Ethics in public health

10th Nov


Inclusive Growth & the “doughnut model” for economic recovery, with a focus on Air Quality / Climate Change

15 & 16th Dec


“Managing difficult conversations” training, for Track & Trace Teams in local authorities

Updated 24/12/2020