Specialist registration by portfolio assessment – framework of competencies

UKPHR’s Board made important decisions at its September meeting.  They included timescales for introducing a new portfolio assessment route for public health specialists and the beginning of the end of the RSS (Recognition of Specialist Status)  and defined specialist portfolio assessment routes.

UKPHR’s Board followed up with further significant decisions at its November meeting.  These included:

  • Approval of the framework of competencies for the new portfolio assessment route;
  • Agreement that Part A exam passes will be an optional way of proving all the knowledge competencies;
  • Ongoing reliance on eligibility criteria, references and testimonials;
  • A currency of evidence requirement (at least 50 per cent within 5 years);
  • Establishment of an implementation group to oversee the programme of work set by the Board.

As a consequence of the Board’s decisions, UKPHR is today publishing the framework of competencies.

Acting Lead Moderator Judith Hooper has agreed to chair the implementation group. Other representation on this group will include UKPHR’s Board, existing assessors from around the UK and the Faculty of Public Health.

UKPHR’s Board reaffirmed its ambition to develop an E-portfolio for use in connection with the Specialist registration by portfolio assessment.  UKPHR has started work on the development of this E-portfolio.

To read further on the new route to specialist registration, please click here.

For comments or queries about these announcements, please contact David Kidney or Pav Sull at register@ukphr.org