UKPHR has opened registration to Specialty Registrars (specialty trainees). The rationale for this is that it establishes equivalence with Registrars from a medical background who would at the same stage be regulated by the General Medical Council. It brings this group into regulation earlier and provides a pathway to full registration once they gain the appropriate public health experience.
Alongside a completed application form and initial registration fee (which has been set at £100), applicants must produce to UKPHR evidence of acceptance onto and participation in the Specialty Training Programme by means of written confirmation from the Dean of School or otherwise from the Local Enterprising & Training Board or other funding authority.
Registration will be relevant to Specialty Registrars who are not registered with a statutory regulator. Example of statutory regulators include General Dental Council and General Medical Council as well as General Pharmaceutical Council, Health & Care Professions Council and Nursing & Midwifery Council.
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UKPHR will accept applications from all Specialty Registrars.
The criteria and conditions for eligibility for consideration for registration are:
- Acceptance onto and ongoing participation in the Specialty Training Programme
- Completion of an application form and production of supporting evidence as prescribed by UKPHR
- Payment of an annual registration fee as prescribed by UKPHR
- Commitment to continuing professional development (during Specialty Training this is fulfilled by participation in the Specialty Training Programme)
- Commitment to practice public health in accordance with UKPHR’s Code of conduct and Good Public Health Practice