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The UKPHR provides professional regulation to specialists in Public Health from a variety of backgrounds. People have successfully applied for registration of the UKPHR from backgrounds including public health sciences, environmental health, social science, medicine, nursing, health promotion, pharmacy, psychology and dentistry. Whatever their professional background, and wherever they may work, all such specialists 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.

Routes to Register

There are currently three routes to registration of the UKPHR. The Standard route requires you to complete an accredited training route. Retrospective recognition route requires a portfolio of evidence demonstrating your eligibility. The third path, the Dual route requires registration on the General Medical Council or the General Dental Council’s Specialist Registers in public health medicine or dental public health. For further information you can download the ‘Summary of Routes’ document with comprehensive details on all the above routes.  Download Summary of Routes


Click here to apply for the Defined Specialist Arm of the Public Health Register


Why Should I Register?

The UKPHR was established following calls by employers and employees to create a standards framework in which specialists in Public Health can adhere to. By registering the UKPHR state that you are competent to practice in your professional area of expertise. The primary reason for the UKPHR is for the protection of the general public, although the registrant may gain the benefit of improved access to employment, as well as professional accreditation.

Future Plans

The UKPHR is currently working on establishing a framework for registering Public Health Practitioners. For more details on this and other recent developments visit the Register developments page.