There are four sets of policies that apply to the specialty training programme:

  1. Employer policies from St Helens & Knowsley Trust who employ all registrars
  2. Policies relating to training and educational progression from Health Education East of England
  3. Policies developed by the Public Health Specialty Training Programme tailored to provide specific guidance for public health
  4. Overarching policies and associated guidance from the General Medical Council (GMC), the UKPHR and the Faculty of Public Health for all specialty training programmes

A list of policies can be accessed here.

Faculty of Public Health

There are various forms that can be found on the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) website. For a list of FPH forms, please click here.

This includes access to:

Completion of Training form

Out of Programme (OOP) form


Employment policies - St Helens and Knowsley (STHK)

As the lead employer for Public Heath registrars in the east if England STHK their policies regarding HR and salaries apply. STHK also administer some policies on behalf of HEE.

HEE East of England Policies

HEE East of England policies:

Click here for all of them.

Common HEEoE policies are:

Out of programme policy (OOP)

Less than full time training (LTFT)

Removals or relocation

Policies and guidance specific to the Public Health training programme can be found on the relevant pages in this part of the website and from the policy list above.


Other Policies

GMC Web page with several links including Less Than Full Time and Time Out of Training.

GMC Out of programme:- web page with several links.

There are various forms that can be found on the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) website including less than full time training and out of programme. For a list of FPH forms, please click here.

The UKPHR also published a range of guidance documents and resources which can be accessed here https://ukphr.org/

A Reference Guide for Postgraduate Foundation and Specialty Training in the UK (also known as the Gold Guide) sets out the arrangements agreed by the four UK health departments for specialty training programmes. It is maintained by the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans (COPMeD) on behalf of the four UK health departments. The 8th edition of the Gold Guide can be found here https://www.copmed.org.uk/gold-guide-8th-edition/

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