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East Midlands Practitioner Registration Scheme Information

Welcome to the East Midlands Public Health Practitioner Registration Scheme. 

Public Health Practitioners are key members of the Public Health workforce and can have a great influence on the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups, communities and populations. They work across the full breadth of Public Health from health improvement and health protection, to health information, community development and nutrition, in a wide range of settings from the NHS, PHE and local government to the voluntary and private sectors. The purpose of the programme is to allow practitioners to become registered with the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR).  Dedicated regulator for public health professionals in the United Kingdom, providing professional regulation to public health specialists and public health practitioners from a variety of backgrounds, all of whom have a common core of knowledge, and skills.  The Public Health Practitioner Schemes are delivered as local schemes within specific geographic areas.

Practitioners must be working at level 5 (the level of autonomous practice) or above on the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework (PHSKF) – but below specialist/consultant level, for a minimum of two years to be considered.  Please take time to read all of the supporting information within these pages and attend the launch event to find out everything you need to know about the East Midlands Scheme before applying.

In order to become a registered practitioner, individuals are required to complete a retrospective portfolio, demonstrating their knowledge, understanding and application against a set of 12 standards (pdf) (which are made up of 48 indicators). The portfolio would consist of commentaries describing the piece of work or project the individual was involved in and then the supporting evidence that meets the relevant standard. Evidence can be in the form of reports; minutes; emails; testimonials etc

For information on the benefits of registration please see the Information about Practitioner Registration leaflet.

Recruitment Timeline

Applications for the 2016/17 cohorts have closed, however if you are interested in registering for a future cohort please email jenny.pass@phe.gov.uk and you will be informed when the next recruitment round begins.

If you have any questions or queries regarding the scheme please contact Claire Smith, Support Manager, East Midlands Public Health Practitioner Registration Scheme (Email: claire.smith@phe.org.uk Phone: 0115 8441481)