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Thames Valley Practitioner Development Scheme 2018
open for applications
Webinar Presentation held 5 October 2017 (MP4 recording link)
Applications close:  12.00 noon, Friday 3 November 2017 (TV PDS Flyer)

Further discussion opportunity: 20 October at 12.00 noon

please register via lesley.maitland@ouh.nhs.uk 

(Listen to a practitioner's experience)

The recruitment timeline for the 2018 Intake is as follows:

  • Notification of application outcome:  Monday 13 November
  • Interviews to be held:  Tuesday 21 November (in Oxford)
  • Notification of interview outcome:  Monday 27 November

Dates for the 2018 Thames Valley Development Scheme are: 

Event

Dates 2017/18

 

Induction

Tues 5 December 2017 10.30-3.30

 

Masterclass tbc

Mid-December 2017

 

Portfolio Development Group 1 (PDG)

Thursday 11 January 2018

 

Masterclass tbc

February

 

PDG 2

(draft Commentary 1 ready)

Tuesday 13 March

Submit Commentary 1

Friday 6 April

 

Moderation of Commentary 1

 

w/b 1 May

Masterclass tbc

May

 

Interim Review Panel

Tuesday 8 May (8-11 am)

 

Masterclass tbc

May

 

PDG 3

(draft Commentary 2 ready)

Tuesday 5 June

Submit Commentary 2

Friday 29 June

 

Follow up review panel

Tuesday 10 July (9-12 noon)

 

PDG 4

(draft Commentary 3 ready)

Thursday 19 July

Submit Commentary 3

 

Friday 31 August

Deadline for submission of Portfolio

Friday 5 October

 

Submission to Verification Panel

Tuesday 13 November

 

UKPHR Registration Panel

Tuesday 4 December 2018

OR Tuesday 8 January 2019 tbc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to UKPHR Publicity Leaflet

Podcasts 'Training for Public Health'

There is a suite of podcasts now on iTunes.  14 are currently available covering a range of topics such as Global Health, PH Ethics and Law and Faculty Schemes and Preparing for Becoming a Consultant.  It is intended to produce a podcast each month on an ongoing basis.  The aim being for Practitioners to listen to these as part of their preparation for masterclasses.

CPD 

UKPHR has approved a CPD policy for practitioner registrants which will be implemented on 1st July 2016. For those practitioners who are part-way through five years of registration, you will need to calculate the hours of CPD pro rata that you must carry out by the time of your first five-yearly re-registration. UKPHR will be contacting each practitioner registrant individually before 1st July about this.

CPD Policy; CPD scheme guidance; CPD Registrar’s reply; CPD frequently asked questions; CPD Log Template

We support individuals to apply for registration with UKPHR to recognise individuals working at Level 5 or above as per the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework. The standards for practitioner registration are set out in UKPHR Practitioner Standards 14

In 2002, non-medical professionals were able to train as specialists in public health. This multi-disciplinary approach has enriched the specialty by bringing people from a range of clinical and non-clinical backgrounds into the profession.
Health Education England Thames Valley’s School of Public Health supports this approach and also recognises its role in supporting the development of the non-specialist workforce.

The Thames Valley Public Health Practitioner Development Scheme is a quality assured local assessment scheme to enable practitioners to join the UK Public Health Register to gain Practitioner registration.
 

To learn more about this scheme, please see the Practitioner page.

 

 

The Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) in partnership with the Royal Society of Public Health published a review ‘Understanding the wider public health workforce in England’,  commissioned by Public Health England (PHE), Health Education England (HEE) and the Department of Health (DH). 

This review of the wider public health workforce in England identified the size and scope of this workforce, providing examples of its work and considering possible professional development needs for strengthening this important service.  At least 15 million people contribute to the public health agenda in England - ranging from police and fire personnel, to opticians and housing officers.

There have been two more recent CfWI public health reports (March 2016):

Public Health specialists' stocktakehttp://www.cfwi.org.uk/publications/cfwi-publishes-stocktake-review-of-the-public-health-specialist-workforce-in-england The CfWI was commissioned to provide guidance on future training numbers for the PH specialist workforce in England, for which HEE commissions approximately 70 training places per year (another 12 per year register with the UKPHR via a portfolio route).  The CfWI has recommended that training numbers broadly remain constant, but that a further study be completed in 2-3 years' time to test this recommendation.  Through desk research and input from expert stakeholders, the CfWI estimates that there are at least 1,200 specialists working in England, with 75-80% of them employed by local authorities and PHE.  The report includes supply and demand modelling for this workforce, and suggests a number of actions which would improve future workforce planning.

Understanding the public health practitioner workforce: http://www.cfwi.org.uk/publications/cfwi-publishes-a-study-on-the-public-health-practitioner-workforce (See Practitioner Development Scheme)

Skills for Health - Public Health Resources also has a useful overview.