Public Health Development School 2014

Category: Regional Public Health Events - Other

Date: September 24th 2014 until September 25th 2014

Location: Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EL

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Public Health - Making it Happen

The South West Public Health Development School provides a unique opportunity for people working in a variety of fields within public health to expand their public health horizons in the beautiful setting of Dartington Hall in Devon.

The programme includes a vibrant mix of workshops and learning activities and will provide an excellent opportunity to consider how to maximise public health opportunities and truly make a difference.

Delegates can choose to attend one or both days and have the opportunity to attend a dinner to network with colleagues from across the region.

Who Should Attend?

The Development School is open to anyone working in a public health related field from across the South West. We welcome professionals from a variety of organisations and settings, from local authorities, CCGs, NHS England, Public Health England, Health Education England, voluntary and community settings.

Plenary Debate

Please note that again this year we are hosting a plenary debate at the end of Day 2. To draw the school to a close, the debate will focus on the increasingly key issue of working with the private sector. We will be looking specifically at the food industry and posing the question ‘Food industry: Public health friend or foe?’ The debate will have input from representatives from the food industry and give everyone the chance to consider this topical dilemma.


This year we are able to offer everyone the option of staying on site at Dartington Hall. Rooms are available within the student residential buildings to the side of the Hall for all delegates. Accommodation provides basic student rooms within a shared block, with breakfast available in the White Hart Restaurant and free parking. Rooms will cost £50 per person per night.

Please request a room at Dartington on the booking form.


Full descriptions of the workshops on offer will be available nearer the event. Registered delegates will be contacted as soon as workshop booking opens to make their selection.


Payment of delegate fees can be made by either :

Personal Cheque

Please make personal cheques payable to 'Health Education England' and send to ‘Beth Carpenter, SW Public Health Training Programme, Deanery House, Vantage Office Park, Old Gloucester Road, Hambrook, Bristol BS16 1GW’. All cheques must be clearly labelled with the details of the relevant delegate/s.


Invoices will be sent to the delegate’s organisation. We will endeavour to produce one invoice for all delegates attending from each organisation. For payments by invoice, we will require a contact name and details for the delegate’s organisation.

No Fees Due

Public Health Speciality Registrars on the SW Public Health Training Programme and employees of Health Education England should select the no fee option:

Please Note

If you book a place and are subsequently unable to attend, please contact as soon as possible.
Unfortunately we will not be able to offer a refund for cancellations made after Wednesday 10th September 2014, unless we are able to re-sell your place at the event.


A coach will be available at the end of day 2 to take delegates to Totnes train station. It will leave Dartington Hall at 16.15 on Thursday 25th September. Delegates will be contacted nearer the date with further details.

Large taxis will be available at Totnes station during the morning of Wednesday 24th September to take delegates to Dartington Hall. Alternatively a walking map will be posted on the school website for those wishing to arrive by foot.

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