2. Assessment of defined specialist retrospective portfolio
People who register via the defined route are public health specialists who have chosen to specialise more highly in a narrower area of public health practice at some stage during their career. Defined specialists are required to show evidence of knowledge across the full breadth of public health to the same standard as generalists. In addition defined specialists will demonstrate current competencies in some particular areas of practice at a higher level than that required to be demonstrated by generalists, usually reflecting their highly specialised professional experience in service or academic environments.
UKPHR ensures that the level of registration for defined specialists is equal to that of generalists. Defined specialists are equally eligible to apply, and to be appointed to, public health consultant and director posts in the NHS, subject to the employer being satisfied that the applicant meets the requirements of the job specification, exactly as for any other post
UKPHR will no longer accept defined specialist portfolios after the 31st August 2019 owning to the launch of UKPHR’s new equivalence route; Specialist registration by portfolio assessment.
UKPHR recommends that if anyone has not yet begun to compile their defined portfolio to proceed to apply for registration via the new Specialist registration by portfolio assessment route.
However, if anyone is planning to submit a defined specialist portfolio, UKPHR strongly recommends to begin reading our Supporting Information for Defined Specialist Applicants document to familiarise yourself with the process and what is required of an effective portfolio.