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National Treasures placements

Placement application submissions

**Please note, that due to the implementation of the 2015 Public Health Curriculum the application process for National Treasure status is suspended. Once changes to the application process have been made, to reflect this new curriculum, the process will be reinstated.**

'National Treasures' are training placements which offer trainees opportunities to acquire specific additional or contextual experience which may not be available in all programmes. These placements need to be part of a deanery programme and demonstrate a successful and unique working environment before they can be assessed for National Treasure status. Please contact the appropriate Training Programme Director (TPD)/Deanery for discussion.

National Treasure placements are intended to be undertaken by trainees in Phase 3 of training, allowing them to consolidate core skills in the practice of public health and/or to develop their specific interests.

To be designated by the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) as a 'National Treasure' these specialist training opportunities should be open to trainees from any Public Health training programme. National Treasure placements should be managed directly by the training programmes and individual organisations involved.

The two key individuals that should be involved are (1) the 'home' TPD, meaning the TPD of the programme where the candidate for the placement is currently based, and (2) the 'local' TPD, meaning the TPD of the programme within which the National Treasure placement is located for Quality Management Purposes. In certain circumstances these may be the same person.

If you are a trainee interested in applying for one of the 'National Treasure' placements listed, please consider the following guidance:

  • Trainees should discuss in detail with their 'home' TPD whether the intended placement would be appropriate for their stage in training.
  • Trainees should discuss and agree arrangements for on-call and funding, such as expenses and salary with their 'home' TPD.
  • As a condition of publication on the FPH website, providers have agreed to consider applications no earlier than one year before the intended start date. Before applying trainees must have the support of their 'home' TPD. After receiving approval trainees are expected to apply directly to the organisation offering the placement.
  • Trainees are allowed to submit applications no more than one year in advance of their intended start date.
  • Trainees should be aware that 'National Treasure' placements can not be taken up before they have passed the Part B MFPH examination and are in Phase 3 of training.

If you are a provider (potential or current) of appropriate placements, please consider the following guidance:

  • All locations to be considered for 'National Treasure' status must be placements already approved by the deanery and, where the applicants are doctors the General Medical Council (GMC).
  • In order to be published on the FPH website, all 'National Treasure' placements need to be considered suitable for public health trainees. Please discuss and confirm this with a local Public Health Training Programme Director, Head of School or Postgraduate Dean. Please give the name/s of those involved where requested on the Application Form.
  • The placement should be open to trainees, either from a medical or a non-medical background, from any Public Health training programme who meets your person specification for the placement.
  • In order to have the placement published on the FPH website, an application form must be submitted to FPH.
  • The FPH Education and Training Department will review each application against certain criteria each placement must fill. A decision will normally be made within 4 weeks of receipt of the application.
  • When the application is approved the placement will be added to the FPH website and feedback may be sought annually from the named Educational/Project Supervisor and trainee/s, if any have been in post.
  • Although being on the FPH 'National Treasure' list can give more visibility to providers, please remember that this does not mean there is any obligation on Training Programme Directors to fill the post.
  • Placement organisers agree that they are required and expected to facilitate contact between the trainee and FPH for information gathering purposes.

If you are a Training Programme Director, please consider the following guidance:

  • All 'National Treasure' placements will be managed directly by local training programmes and individual organisations and not directly by FPH.
  • Trainees in or soon to begin Phase 3 of training that wish to apply for a 'National Treasure' placement need to seek prior approval from their 'home' TPD.
  • The 'home' TPD should discuss the arrangements for on-call and funding, such as expenses and salary with the trainess before they apply for a National Treasure placement.
  • The 'home' TPD should check that the potential Learning Outcomes and proposed areas of work are suitable for the applicant before giving approval.
  • Before final approval for the placement the 'home' TPD should make contact with the 'local' TPD to check there have been no significant changes to the intended placement since it was designated by FPH as a 'National Treasure'.

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'National Treasure' placement application submissions

In order to be validated, each placement needs to supply FPH with the following information:

  • Placement location
  • Post title
  • Job description
  • Placement duration
  • Main learning outcomes from the most recent curriculum that could be gained during the placement.

If you are a training placement provider and wish to propose a 'National Treasure' designation, please complete the following application form providing all the information requested (all fields must be completed) and submit this to .

Following receipt of the application administrative checks will be carried out by the FPH Education and Training Department. The Director of Training will review the application and feedback will be sent to the sender within four weeks.

When the application is approved, the placement will be added to the FPH website.

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'National Treasure' placements list

 

BUPA
For full details about this placement, please click here

Cochrane UK 
For full details about this placement, please click here

Department for International Development (DFID) 
For full details about this placement, please click here

Department of Health
For full details about this placement, please click here

Department of Health, Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
For full details about these placements, please click here and here

Department of Health, Behavioural Insights Team
For full details about these placements, please click here 

Department of Health, Health Inequalities Unit
For full details about these placements, please click here

Department of Health, Strategy Group
For full details about these placements, please click here

Foundation for Genomics and Population Health (PHG Foundation)
For full details about this placement, please click here

Met Office
For full details about this placement, please click here

MRC Epidemiology Unit
For full details about this placement, please click here

NHS & PHE Chancellor Court
For full details about this placement, please click here

NHS Sustainable Development Unit
For full details about this placement, please click here

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
For full details about this placement, please click here

NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre
For full details about this placement, please click here

National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU)
For full details about this placement, please click here

The Nuffield Trust
For full details about this placement, please click here

Public Health England   Centre for Chemicals, Radiation and Environmental Hazards, London
For full details about this placement, please click here

Public Health England  Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control (PHE CIDSC)
For full details about this placement, please click here

Public Health England – Emergency Response Department
For full details about this placement, please click here

Public Health England – Director of Knowledge and Information
For full details about this placement, please click here

Public Health England Field Epidemiology Training Programme
For full details about this placement, please click here

Public Health England Strategy Division
For full details about this placement, please click here

School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
For full details about this placement, please click here

University of Nottingham/HPA East Midlands, Health Protection Research Group
For full details about this placement, please click here

University of Leeds/Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
For full details about this placement, please click here

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