How to apply for practitioner registration
Please note: in order to apply to a local scheme to become registered as a public health practitioner you will need to be living in the UK.
At the scheme level applicants will compile a portfolio which is assessed to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application of UKPHR’s Practitioner Standards. After completion of assessment the application is referred to a regional verification panel who will then make recommendations on eligibility for practitioner registration direct to UKPHR. Once applicants are recommended for registration by their local scheme, they can proceed to submit their application to UKPHR at the national level.
The standards for practitioner registration are set out in UKPHR Practitioner Standards 2nd Ed and these standards are conveniently summarised in our standards table. ‘The public health function’ referred to in the standards is defined in the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework 2016 as: ‘improves and protects the public’s health and reduces health inequalities between individuals, groups and communities, through co-ordinated system-wide action’. The standards are intended for individuals who are already working as autonomous public health professionals at Skills for Health Careers Framework index Level 5 or above.
You may find HEE’s Practitioner’s Education and Training directory helpful to look at when you are considering how to meet all of the knowledge competencies required to register with UKPHR, as it provides links to education and training opportunities.
Please click on the ‘important documents’ box below to access all of the information about this registration route:
Then if you’d like to learn more, why not complete the online Introductory Day for Practitioner Registration to develop an understanding about practitioner registration?
Local registration schemes – please click on the relevant tab to see your local area contact
- East of England
- East Midlands
- London, Kent, Surrey & Sussex
- North East
- North West
- Northern Ireland
- Public Health Wales
- Scottish Boards
- South West
- Thames Valley
- West Midlands
- Yorkshire & Humber
Scheme coordinator: Alix Sheppard
Areas covered: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Milton Keynes
Scheme coordinator: Alix Sheppard
Areas covered: Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Northampton
Scheme coordinator and primary contact: Sam Gentry-Marshall
Areas covered: London, Kent, Surrey & Sussex
Scheme coordinator: Angela Ellins
Areas covered: Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton-On-Tees, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Darlington, Durham, Sunderland, Newcastle, Gateshead, South Tyneside, North Tyneside and Northumberland Local Authorities
Scheme coordinator: Lucia Scally
There is currently no formal local practitioner registration scheme in Northern Ireland. Interested individuals can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scheme coordinator: Organisational Development Team
Areas covered: Wales.
Karen McGuigan (Lanarkshire)Karen.McGuigan@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk
Clare Black (Ayrshire & Arran) Clare.Black@aapct.scot.nhs.uk
Heather Sloan (Greater Glasgow & Clyde) email@example.com
Alison McGrory (Highland) firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Stewart (Dumfries & Galloway) email@example.com
Joanne Riach (Grampian) firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen Smart (Lothian) Helen.Smart@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk
Aileen McCraw (Borders) email@example.com
Allyson McCollam (Borders) firstname.lastname@example.org
Shirley Marr (Borders) Shirley.email@example.com
Areas covered: Ayrshire & Arran, Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Highland, Lanarkshire, Borders, Dumfries & Galloway, Lothian and Grampian
Scheme coordinator: Deb Lear
Areas covered: Devon, Plymouth, Torbay, Somerset, North Somerset, Wiltshire, BANES, Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Cornwall
Scheme coordinator: Branwen Thomas
Areas covered: Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Milton Keynes
Scheme coordinator: Em Rahman
Areas covered: Hampshire, Isle of Wight & Dorset
Scheme coordinator: Sally James
Areas covered: Hereford & Worcester, Birmingham & Solihull, Black Country, Coventry & Warwickshire, Shropshire & Staffordshire
Scheme coordinator: Emma Mason
Areas covered: Yorkshire & Humber – Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Kirklees, Calderdale, Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, York, East Riding, North Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire and Hull.