Public health practitioner registration support scheme
Under the South West of England Public Health Practitioner Registration (UKPHR) Support Scheme, practitioners develop a retrospective portfolio which is assessed against national standards for core public health practice.
This is a quality mark for people who work within public health looking to add a professional excellence to their existing work experience and educational attainment. This includes local authorities, ie councillors or management, who are now involved in Public Health services delivery.
What does the scheme involve?
The scheme develops professional public health practitioners (those below the specialist level) and also trains local assessors to provide a workforce assessed and certified as meeting the national UKPHR standards at an agreed level of competence (level 5 of the public health skills and career framework).
The Scheme gives local and national recognition through a quality-assured process of assessment and verification to the Public Health practitioners across the wide range of multi-sector organisations who contribute to the promotion, improvement and protection of health.
What support is available?
Practitioners on the scheme are supported through facilitated portfolio development learning sets to enable them to complete a developmental portfolio of evidence of competence against the UKPHR practitioner standards over a period of 12-18 months.
Peer support is crucial, with the practitioners very much benefiting from sharing their work with each other and talking through any concerns at the learning sets. Practitioners are encouraged to work with a mentor should they require one, and all are assigned a UKPHR-trained assessor.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Elsewhere on the web
- Access to a broad range of learning materials to expand your public health knowledge Go to http://www.healthknowledge.org.uk/ (opens new window)
- Faculty of Public Health Go to http://www.fph.org.uk (opens new window)
- Healthy Urban Environment Go to http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/et/research/who (opens new window)
- Introduction to Public Health course Go to https://www.coursera.org/#course/publichealth (opens new window)
- Statistical Reasoning for Public Health Go to https://www.coursera.org/#course/statreasoning (opens new window)
- Peninsula Public Health network Go to http://pphn.org.uk/ (opens new window)
- Public Health online resource for careers, skills Go to http://www.phorcast.org.uk (opens new window)
- Royal Society for Public Health Go to http://www.rsph.org.uk (opens new window)
- Short courses Go to http://www.bristol.ac.uk/social-community-medicine/shortcourse (opens new window)
- South west Public Health specialty training Go to http://www.publichealth.severndeanery.nhs.uk/ (opens new window)
- UK Public Health Skills Career Framework (PHSCF) Go to http://www.phorcast.org.uk/document_store/1318857881_bNPm_public_health_skills_and_career_framework.pdf (opens new window)
- Public Health England Go to https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england (opens new window)
- Become a member of the UK's Faculty of Public Health Go to http://www.fph.org.uk/fph_practitioners (opens new window)
- Practitioner Support Scheme application form (word doc, 311k) (opens new window)
- About the Public Health Practitioner Register (pdf, 181k) (opens new window)
- Practitioner Support Scheme application guidance (pdf, 149k) (opens new window)
- Public Health Practitioner Assessment Log (word doc, 138k) (opens new window)
- Framework and guidance for applicants, assessors and verifiers 2014 (pdf, 389k) (opens new window)
- Supporting Information for Applicants and Assessors (pdf, 1.3MB) (opens new window)
- What you can expect from your assessor (pdf, 240k) (opens new window)
- Applicant self assessment (word doc, 54k) (opens new window)
- Applicant commentary writing pointers (word doc, 24k) (opens new window)
- Career Framework (pdf, 16k) (opens new window)
- Update on guidance for assessors and applicants Feb 2014 (pdf, 170k) (opens new window)
- Finding a mentor (pdf, 157k) (opens new window)