Public Health Scotland is being developed through a number of commissions and projects which will feed into a Target Operating Model.
The commissions cover important aspects of how the new public health body will function. Project Initiation Documents (PIDs) are similar to commissions and will take forward the practical elements required for Public Health Scotland to deliver those functions.
These functions include
- health protection
- health improvement
- healthcare public health
- data and intelligence
The majority of commissions have now submitted their recommendations to the Public Health Reform Programme Board. The work done as a result of the commissions and projects are feeding into a Target Operating Model for Public Health Scotland.
The commissions were collaborative, and had a number of people working on them. They were
- staff from NHS Health Scotland and Public Health and Intelligence
- partners from across the whole system.
Each commission reported against a number of defined deliverables, and made recommendations on how the relevant functions of Public Health Scotland should operate.
The commissions are
- Ensuring appropriate, effective and high-quality health and social care services
- Improving Health
- Leadership for Public Health Research, Innovation and applied evidence
- Leadership for Public Health Workforce Development
- Organisational Development
- Protecting Health
- Underpinning Data and Intelligence
- Specialist Public Health Workforce
Project Initiation Documents
Projects are similar to commissions but consider the practical elements that will help Public Health Scotland deliver the functions
The PIDs are
- Branding and Identity
- Communications, Engagement and Marketing
- Corporate IT
- Corporate Services
- Data Science and Innovation
- Governance and Accountability
- Human Resources
Target Operating Model
The Target Operating Model builds on the work carried out by the commissions and projects. It describes how Public Health Scotland will enable change and support the wider public health system to improve health and wellbeing.