Andy Beckingham has been a generalist Consultant in Public Health since 2004, and was a Director of Public Health in London. His Public Health career began in the 1990s after developing the first framework for measuring health outcomes, going on to cover or lead a wide range of assessments, programmes, evaluations, studies, research, in or with the UK and a number of other countries. Andy worked as a Consultant at the Institute of Public Health in Hyderabad, India, and then designing India's first real midwifery profession and the education programme to underpin woman-centred midwifery, at the remarkable Fernandez Hospitals, where he is also Research Fellow. Andy has also worked in or with a number of low- or middle-income countries, particularly drafting or developing medical and health education standards, public health curriculum, and also some national policy, strategy and legislation. In 2015 and 2018 this included working in Sudan's Federal Ministry of Health, firstly drafting scopes of practice for all the medical and health professions, and then career pathways and development for those professions. Andy has been a Faculty Advisor and member of the Sudan Special Interest Group at the UK's Faculty of Public Health for some years, is Epidemiology Editor for the Journal of Public Health, and is a member of the International Academy of Public Health's Task Force on PH Curriculum. He was Project Lead for the UK's Medical Workforce Race Equality Standard, developing a national induction programme for international medical graduates, and is a Locum Consultant on Children & Young People's Suicide Prevention Programme for East Sussex.
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