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The UK Faculty of Public Health and UK Public Health Register jointly invite you to a stakeholders’ seminar. Under consideration will be Recommendation 5.1 in the Fit for the Future Report (May 2016) about a fast track/conversion course for would-be Directors of Public Health. Research we have commissioned will be discussed.
Thursday 20th July 2017
1.30pm – 4.30pm (1.00pm registration and refreshments)
15, Hatfields, Chadwick Court, London SE1 8DJ
A full programme for the meeting will be made available nearer the time. For confirmation of your intention to attend or for queries about this event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
In May 2017, the joint working party wrote to all UK Directors of Public Health informing them that London Southbank University had been appointed to carry out research and the findings will be discussed at a seminar of stakeholders in London on Thursday 20th July 2017. Click here to read a copy of this letter.
In February 2017, an ITT was published by UKPHR to invite proposals from suitably experienced and qualified supplier(s) of Public Health Educational Standards Services, to support the work of the joint party and to make evidence-informed recommendations on changes that FPH and UKPHR would need to make to guidance and equivalence processes for the assessment of standards in order to implement the recommendation.
A joint working party of the Faculty of Public Health and UKPHR has been set up to respond to Recommendation 5.1 in Public Health England’s report – Fit for the future: public health people, a review of the public health workforce May 2016.
The recommendation reads as follows:
Explore the viability of a more responsive approach to public health training and accreditation, (e.g. a ‘fast track’ 2-year training scheme) to enable those with experience (e.g. existing local authority directors with some public health skills and experience) to become fully trained in public health, via a conversion course or ‘top ups’. This would sit alongside the existing training scheme and be integrated into current routes to specialist registration – relevant organisations (lead in bold): FPH, UKPHR