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Welcome to the UK Public Health Register



UKPHR Update

With the Department of Health Regulatory Review in progress, the  UK
Public Health Register (UKPHR) is aware that some registrants,
prospective applicants and employers may be concerned about the status
of the UKPHR at this time of uncertainty created by this review.

The UKPHR is functioning as usual in its important role of providing
public protection. It continues to accept new applications and to
register both general and defined public health specialists who satisfy
its rigorous entry criteria.

Although UKPHR cannot predict the recommendations from the DH Review,
it continues to fulfill all its business as usual and to look ahead and
plan strategically, including developing its revalidation system with
planned implementation in 2011.

April 2010


UK Public Health Register

The UKPHR was  established in 2003  to promote public confidence in specialist public health practice in the UK through independent regulation.

We define public health as:   "The science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through organised efforts of society." (Sir Donald Acheson) and our Primary objective is to provide public protection by ensuring that only competent public health professionals are registered and that high standards of practice are maintained 

UKPHR main functions

• Working with partners setting & promoting standards for admission to the register & for remaining on the register
• publishing a register of competent professionals
• dealing with registered specialists who fail to meet the necessary standards.

We provide professional regulation to specialists in Public Health from a variety of backgrounds., but all will have a common core of knowledge, skills and experience, and work (or have the ability and potential to work) at a strategic or senior management level. 

The Register is particularly for those public health specialists who have no other regulatory body.