The School of Public Health organises the training of public health specialists and public health practitioners so that they may achieve registration with the GMC and UKPHR. Both these programmes are funded and quality assured by HEEoE.
The Head of School is an HEE appointment whose role is to advise and support HEEoE in their role as commissioners of these educational programmes.
The Training Programme Directors (TPDs) are responsible for the operational delivery of the specialty training programme and are accountable to the Head of School.
A number of TPD roles support the Head of School in the training of public health specialists including: Quality, Faculty Development, Academic, Regional training & exam support; Health protection; and PHTeaching for Clinical trainees.
The operational delivery of the specialty training programme is facilitated through the Specialty Training Committee (STC) which reports to the School Board. Membership of STC includes: TPDs, Programme team, Educational Supervisors and Training Location Leads.
The specialty Training programme needs to follow the current version of the “Gold Guide” (https://www.copmed.org.uk/gold-guide-8th-edition/) and the curriculum developed by the Faculty of Public Health (as agreed with the General Medical Council) (https://www.fph.org.uk/training-careers/specialty-training/curriculum/).