Service specification

Audit Tool

This audit tool can be used for self-assessment or for peer review by both commissioners and providers of HT/HC Services. Some elements of the audit tool are likely to be more appropriate for either the commissioner or for the provider, depending on how responsibility has been divided in any particular service.

This tool is in draft form developed by Solutions for Public Health as part of the East Midlands Health Trainer Services Evaluation which is available at?

Health Trainer Handbook

Michie, S., Rumsey, N., Fussell, A., Hardeman, W., Johnston, M., Newman, S., & Yardley, L. (2008). Improving Health: Changing Behaviour. NHS Health Trainer Competence Framework Handbook supports health trainers to facilitate behaviour change using evidence based approaches and resources. It is available as publication, or as E-learning.

Minimum Data Set and DCRS resource pack

The National Health Trainer Programme proposed four outcomes for the Health Trainer service, as a way of measuring the impact of this intervention on Health Trainers, their clients and local communities. These four Outcomes provide the basis of the National Minimum Data Set for Health Trainer Services and can be found here.

To enable the much broader and in depth service provided by Health Trainers to be captured and reported on at a local, regional and national level the DH have also supported the development of a national Health Trainers Data Collection and Reporting System (DCRS). The Minimum Data Set is now an integral part of the DCRS and all data fields within the minimum data set have been made mandatory within the DCRS.

To obtain more information on the DCRS a system overview presentation is available at the DCRS website, or alternatively, please contact the DCRS team.

The East Midlands Health Trainer Hub has developed the following National Minimum Dataset and Data Collection Reporting System Resource Pack to offer paper-based collection of the National Minimum Dataset and subsequent input into the DCRS: Community Engagement.


The following documentation provide guidance and support to assist Health Trainer Services and Health Trainer personnel in assessing clients’ confidence and beliefs in their ability to achieve their health goals – that is, their ‘self-efficacy’. A measure of self-efficacy is currently integrated into the National Data Collection and Reporting System.

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