Specialty Training Programme
The Public Health Training Programme offers generalist training to individuals from medical and non-medical backgrounds.
The programme also offers specialist training in academic public health through the NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF) and Academic Clinical Lecturer (ACL) schemes and locally funded Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF) and Academic Fellow (AF) schemes for candidates both with and without a medical degree.
The programme also offers a set of training placements (through a competitive process) intended to support a career in health protection.
The programme can train up to 45 specialty registrars at any time.
There may be opportunities for one or two year Fellowships for individuals interested in developing specific competence but not leading to a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT).
Individuals interested in either specialty training to CCT or Fellowship opportunities should speak with the Training Programme Director. For more information please see Recruitment.
Public health training is mainly offered (initially) in Local Authorities in the East of England and, later on, in the Public Health England Centre (which has office locations across the East of England).
In certain circumstances, according to educational need and career intent, placements may be agreed to national and international locations.
All registrars are allocated an Educational Supervisor. This individual supports a registrar for the duration of their training programme - irrespective of their current training location.
All registrars are allocated a Clinical Supervisor. This individual supports a registrar in the current training location - and changes as the registrar moves between training locations. The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for day-to-day supervision and training in the workplace.
All registrars are allocated an Academic supervisor during Phase 1 of training. This individual is available for specialist advice to enhance the academic rigour of pieces of work that the registrar may undertake.
Progress throughout the programme is monitored by a system of annual reviews. Registrars are reviewed through the ARCP (Annual Review of Competence Progression). Reviews are held annually or at shorter intervals if a registrar is failing to progress.