Benefits of specialist registration
To registered specialists
Certain job roles such as Director of Public Health or Consultant in Public Health require post holders to be registered at specialist level with the GMC, GDC or UKPHR.
To employers and commissioners
Employers and commissioners of public health services benefit through relying on a process which meets their due diligence requirements. Registration signals that the specialist is competent and fully understands the essentials of the public health role.
To the public
The public benefits through knowing that competence, integrity and accountability in public health practice is assured, it can be checked for on a public register – and there is someone to complain to if things go wrong.