Recorded October 2019
Firstly, apologies that this month's podcast is a little delayed! We at BeeZee Bodies are still working double time to support people to be healthy throughout this period.
For this podcast I am joined by:
Em Rahmen, Head of Public Health Workforce Development at Health Education England, Aoife Fortescue-Webb, Public Health Registrar at NHS West Midlands,
Ashlee Mulimba, Health Psychologist at Healthy Dialogues Ltd.
All three have been working on the Behaviour Change Development Framework (BCDF). It is a tool designed to determine the level of behaviour change training needed for each sector and level of Public Health practitioner, informed by, and appropriate to, the user. For more information on it, check out the video, "What is the BCDF?" https://vimeo.com/358296164
We discussed the background to the framework, how it has been developed as user-need focussed, and how they see it creating a more consistent behaviour change offering across all of Public Health. We discussed some scenarios of how it might supporting different job roles, from receptionists, police men and stop smoking practitioners.
The assessment only takes about 2-3 mins to complete and breaks down what level of training might be appropriate, such as:
The full assessment and toolkits can be found at https://behaviourchange.hee.nhs.uk/
Just as a reminder we are recording this on behalf of the BSPHN, who exist to spread word about the importance and usefulness of behavioural science in public health. You can join for just £25 if you are working or £10 if you aren’t working or are a student so get yourself onto www.BSPHN.org.uk and join... why not do it literally right now? Go on!