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Table 2 Frequency of use by sector

From: Evaluation of the UK Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework (PHSKF): implications for international competency frameworks

Frequency of useTotal sampleLocal authoritiesPublic health agencyNational Health ServiceUniversityOther sector
Regularly (%)1311.69.413.520.012.5
Occasionally (%)3239.125.040.520.037.5
Rarely (%)2518.828.127.035.018.8
Once (%)715.99.40.00.00.0
Never (%)2314.528.118.925.031.3
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  1. The most important use was independent (e.g. personal professional development), but specialists tended to use the PHSKF as group leaders (e.g. for workforce development) (Table 3)