A refreshed toolkit has been published, providing ‘clear and concise’ guidance for healthcare professionals wishing to record their public health impact.
Everyday Interactions: A Refresh, published by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), includes 11 impact pathways based on key public health priorities, including childhood obesity, mental wellbeing, smoking and dementia.
In the 2020 update, a new generic pathway has been released and can be used to combine pathways or to add in public health priorities not covered.
“By focusing on the public health impact of a broad range healthcare professions, this toolkit equips and supports professionals to engage with patients to support them to live healthier lives, and vitally, find out what matters to them,” Shirley Cramer, chief executive of RSPH, said.
A survey of professionals who used the pathways found that 76% thought it provided them with an opportunity to reflect on the practice and delivery of healthy conversations and 61% said they made it easier to record brief interventions/healthy conversations.
There is free e-learning to support the Everyday Interactions toolkit.