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 5-7.

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 Public Health Practitioners in the region.

The Programme Offers:

  • A programme of structured support designed to enable registration with the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR). The UKPHR is the regulator for public health professionals in the United Kingdom, providing professional regulation to public health specialists and public health practitioners from a variety of backgrounds, all of whom have a common core of knowledge and skills;
  • A Continual Professional Development (CPD)/Workforce Development/Masterclass programme for Public Health workers in Yorkshire & the Humber. The training provided is focused on the development of strong technical public health skills coupled with strong system leadership and interpersonal skills development. Training sessions also support those embarking on the UKPHR registration scheme; and 
  • Bespoke Public Health training Programmes on commission, for example a 'Barnsley Foundation in Public Health Programme' was piloted in 2021 in response to the need to increase Public Health skills in the healthcare sector.

If you would like to register your interest in the PH Practitioner Development Programme or enquire about any Programme activity, please click here and complete the contact us form.

Document Title Publication Date
Y&H Public Health Practitioner Development Programme Introduction 22 July 2020
Hints and Tips for Practitioners 2021 04 May 2020
Guidance for applicants, assessors and verifiers - January 2020 01 January 2020
Supporting Information for Public Health Practitioner Registration - January 2020 01 January 2020
UKPHR Registration Standards 02 October 2019