For Applicants:

Public health specialty training in the East of England: training and recruitment virtual event

The Public health specialty training programme in the East of England are holding a recruitment event on Wednesday 14th October, from 6pm to 8pm. This event is being run by public health registrars from the region, training programme directors and the head of school.

We will be covering:

  • What is public health?
  • Careers and key roles in public health
  • Training and routes to practice
  • The Faculty of Public Health and their role in training
  • East of England: specialty training in our region
  • The recruitment process

There will also be a Q&A session with registrars, training programme directors and the head of school giving you the opportunity to ask questions about any aspect of training and recruitment. This session will have lots of useful information about public health as a specialty, the recruitment process and about training in our region, with insights from registrars about their experiences. This is also a great opportunity to get to know public health professionals in the region as well as other potential applicants. The session is open to anyone with an interest in public health training at any point in the future or who simply wants to know more about the specialty.

This event will take place via Zoom, details to follow on registration. To register for this event please email:

A message from Jan Yates, Head of School

Thank you for your interest in public health training in the East of England! We have a great programme here with lots to offer including a mix of training locations with populations that range from the very affluent to those with significant challenges, in rural or deprived areas.

If you are thinking of joining us here it is important to note a few things about the programme. We are proud to work with the University of Cambridge to deliver your core scientific training in the first year. The Mphil programme which is delivered on the Addenbrookes Hospital site is the only academic programme of study we allow our registrars to undertake; no other programme or University is possible.

Secondly, please do look at the geography of the region and consider your personal circumstances and ability to travel. We have some great opportunities for registrars across the region all the way from North Norfolk to Hertfordshire, Great Yarmouth, Luton or Bedfordshire and you must be prepared to travel for at least some of your placements. We have two zones - North (Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Luton, Beds) and South (Herts and Essex). On appointment to one zone you will not be required to travel outside of that zone, but there are still reasonable distances involved.

Please consider carefully your choice of programme, especially if you are based in or near London and do not intend to relocate. Transfers to other programmes are rare, and we need to be able to maximise your learning opportunities wherever they occur in your zone. 

Thanks again for your interest and I look forward to welcoming you to the East of England!