When members of the core public health workforce register with UKPHR they undertake to comply with UKPHR’s Code of Conduct.
Our Code of Conduct in turn refers to Good Public Health Practice, which sets out standards of practice agreed by public health stakeholders for guiding your public health practice.
Our Code of Conduct complements Good Public Health Practice.
The original Good Public Health Practice has now been reviewed and a Second Edition has been published.
Much of the change that has been made was necessary to keep the standards of public health practice up to date and relevant to current practice. However, some content is new in order to reflect developments in practice since the first edition was published.
Please click here to download Good Public Health Practice Framework
For registrants who are also doctors, the General Medical Council publishes a similar guide, Good Medical Practice, and this publication contains standards of clinical practice which will also be relevant.
Good Medical Practice is also significant for doctors in relation to their professional appraisal and revalidation.
UKPHR intends to develop our current 5-yearly re-registration process into a revalidation scheme. Good Public Health Practice will become even more significant to your public health practice because it will apply to your appraisal and to your revalidation.
As there is important interaction, in the case of registrants who are also doctors, between Good Medical Practice and Good Public Health Practice, we have developed the 2nd edition of Good Public Health Practice to mirror as closely as possible the standards of clinical practice set out in Good Medical Practice. For example, the 2nd edition adopts the same 4 areas of practice.
Do please read the 2nd edition of Good Public Health Practice. We commend to you the standards of practice contained in this publication.