Public Health Practitioner Development Programme

Public Health Practitioner

'Public Health Practitioners' are key members of our public health workforce and have a great influence on the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups, communities and populations. They work across the full breadth of public health from health improvement and health protection, to health information, community development and nutrition.  

The term ‘Public Health Practitioner’ is usually designed to describe a level of practice, not a specific job role or type of job. In general terms a Practitioner will have 3 years plus of practice at AfC band 5 and above, Skills for Health levels 5-8.

Public Health Practitioner Development Programme

A collaborative partnership has been established between the Association of Directors of Public Health Y&H, Health Education England Y&H and Public Health England Y&H to offer a structured programme of development for our Public Health Practitioners.  

Our system offering will be focused on the development of strong technical public health skills coupled with strong system leadership and interpersonal skills.  The development programme will also include support for Practitioner Registration through the UKPHR.

If you would like to register your interest in the Practitioner Development Programme, please click here and complete the contact us form.


Document Title Publication Date
Y&H Practitioner Development Programme Introduction - Sept 2018 27 September 2018
New Public Health Practitioner Standards for Registration (under consultation) - Aug 2018 27 September 2018
New guidance for applicants, assessors and verifiers (under consultation) - Aug 2018 27 September 2018
Tips from Registered Public Health Practitioners 27 September 2018
Example Commentary from Wessex Registration Scheme - Health Profiles 27 September 2018
Building your portfolio for Practitioner Registration 07 June 2018