Find out about our specialty public health consultant training in Torbay
Torbay Public Health is an accredited public health specialty training location in the South West. Please read more about our local training offer:
In Torbay we are a small team but a passionate one.
We are at the forefront of integrated working and have high levels of trust and good relationships, both across the Council but also within the Integrated Care System and Local Care Partnership.
Our Director of Public Health is the Senior Responsible Officer for population health inequalities within Devon.
We welcome registrars and other trainees and learn a lot from all who have trained with us.
We have excellent academic and research links.
Being a relatively small, unitary authority, we have extensive opportunities for registrars to get involved in and lead on a wide range of programmes.
Team members are held in high regard across the partnership, and we believe strongly in co-production and collaboration. If you want to learn to work in complex adaptive systems, this is the place.
Torbay is a coastal unitary authority with a population of around 139,000 covering the towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. It has a stunning natural environment and is a popular tourist destination.
Alongside this there are high levels of poverty, inequalities and ill-health. Torbay has a national reputation for integrated care, with a public sector committed to working in a joined-up way to improve health and wellbeing and to deliver excellence in health and care.
We have a very active community sector and work in partnership across voluntary and statutory
organisations on all of our public health programmes. This commitment provides a firm foundation on which to tackle the significant health and wellbeing challenges experienced by our population.
Many people in Torbay experience significant poverty Torbay is ranked as the most deprived local
authority in the southwest region, with high proportions of children living in poverty and in contact with care services.
We have workstreams seeking to:
Underpinning all our work is a focus on public and professional partnerships and reducing inequalities
You can find out more about our population in our Torbay joint strategic needs assessment 2023/24
For information about our strategic priorities see our Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2022 to 2026
For a chat about training in Torbay please contact our Specialty Tutor: Julia.Chisnell@torbay.gov.uk