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Continuing professional development (CPD) is the component of learning and development that occurs after the formal completion of postgraduate training.
In public health, the overall aim of continuing professional development is to ensure that those who work in the field develop and maintain the necessary knowledge, skills and attributes to practise effectively and work towards improving the health of the population.
CPD is a professional obligation for all public health professionals.
In order to comply with the Faculty's minimum standards for CPD and to remain in good standing, all Faculty members must either submit a satisfactory CPD return for the previous calendar year, or have been formally exempted by the Faculty from this requirement.
The Faculty has adopted common standards for CPD for all its members.
The online diary allows users to keep an accurate online record of their learning activities. It also allows them to submit their annual return online.
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On the 23 January 2012, the Secretary of State Andrew Lansley announced plans to legislate to ensure that all public health consultants were appropriately regulated. The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) welcomes this outcome, which is in no small part down to the hard work and commitment of FPH members, officers and staff.
FPH has now received further details from the Department of Health on the legislative process, practicalities and timetable for implementation. The legislation that will be used is Section 60 of the 1999 Health Act which will enable amendment of the Health Professions Council's (HPC) primary legislation, using secondary legislation, to establish a statutory register for public health specialists. A draft legislative order will then be produced, which requires three months' consultation. A revised order is then drafted. It then has to be considered by the Scottish Assembly and then approved through a debate in the House of Commons and the House of Lords, prior to approval by the Privy Council.
The process will begin in late 2012 and should take between 18 and 24 months, depending on the complexity of the legislation. During that time, the HPC will work with FPH, the United Kingdom Public Health Register (UKPHR) and other interested parties to develop and agree the regulatory systems and standards within HPC to enable UKPHR-registered specialists to transfer at the appropriate time when legislation is completed.
The recruitment round for 2014 begins in November 2013. Eligibility criteria, the application process, assessment and selection will be broadly similar to the 2013 round. However potential applicants should be aware of some changes to eligibility which require evidence of appropriate competence within the five years preceding August 2014. Full details are available on the recruitment pages. You are advised to keep in touch with these pages in order to ensure that you have the correct information as it may change slightly as further national all specialty information is released up until the date of applications opening. Posts will be advertised from 1 November 2013. Applications will open 12 November and close on 5 December. Assessment (written) tests will be held on 8 January 2014 and selection centre (interviews and other tests) between 18 – 20 February 2014. If you have specific queries about the programmes, please contact the Training Programme Director (TPD) in your area or in the area in which you wish to train. For general enquiries about the recruitment and selection process please contact email@example.com
Selection into Public Health Specialty training in 2014 will be run separately for:
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