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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 of Public Health's (FPH) minimum standards for CPD and to remain in good standing, all FPH members must either submit a satisfactory CPD return for the previous CPD year or have been formally exempted by FPH from this requirement.
FPH 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 2015 begins in November 2014. The eligibility criteria, application process, assessment and selection will be broadly similar to the 2014 round. However, potential applicants should be aware of some changes to eligibility which require evidence of appropriate competence within the three years preceding August 2015. 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 because it may change slightly as further national all-specialty information is released up until the date of applications opening. Posts will be advertised from 6 November 2014. Deadlines concerning the application window, assessment centres and selection centres will be posted here in due course. 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. Contact details for TPDs.
For general information about public health recruitment and career prospects, current registrars have recently published a useful guide - available on Kindle.
For general enquiries about the recruitment and selection process please contact email@example.com
Selection into Public Health Specialty training in 2015 will be run by Health Education East Midlands for England, Scotland and Wales
FPH is running a three-day course covering the core knowledge of public health. The course has been developed specifically for trainees from other clinical specialties who have an interest in public health and want to develop their skills in this fie [...] More