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Blog: Practitioner registration task and finish group

By David Kidney, UKPHR Executive Director When UKPHR’s Board met on 19 July 2016 it decided to set up a new task & finish group to review practitioner registration in… Read more →

Blog: Revalidation scheme for all UKPHR registrants

By David Kidney, UKPHR Executive Director When the UK Public Health Register was set up in 2003 it had clear eligibility criteria for registration and applicants have always been checked… Read more →

Scotland’s report of the Public Health Review

By Professor Bryan Stoten, UKPHR Chair I read the report of Scotland’s recent Public Health Review with enormous satisfaction. It seems to me that the report’s conclusions and recommendations fit comfortably… Read more →

The Value of Public Health Practitioner Registration

The UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) is well known, alongside the General Medical Council, as a regulator of Directors of Public Health and Public Health Specialists, a role we have… Read more →

Health impacts of flooding

It is not only your property and possessions that can be damaged by flood waters – flooding can also have lasting impacts on your health and wellbeing. So when thousands… Read more →

May the workforce be with you

A look forward to the public health workforce of the UK in 2016 It is likely that the four Health Departments of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales will be… Read more →

Palliative and end-of-life care

“Palliative care” refers to the care of people who have an incurable and progressive illness. Whether it is the replacement of the so-called Liverpool Care Pathway or the passionate campaigning… Read more →

Unpaid carers: a wider workforce awaiting your call

There are almost 7 million unpaid carers in the UK. According to Carers Trust the economic value of the contribution made by carers in the UK is £119 billion a… Read more →

Primary care: the public health input

When MPs return to Westminster after their summer break, members of the Health Select Committee will start an inquiry into primary care. The Committee’s aim is to consider whether the… Read more →

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