Membership categories

FPH has three routes to become a member that vary according to an individual’s level of training, experience or contribution to the field of public health. Please see the individual sections below for further information on these standard membership routes and on the benefits and privileges of FPH membership.

Aside from becoming a member through examination, we also offer through Distinction as well.  If you are looking for information about FPH's Distinction grades and all the Awards/Prizes we celebrate each year then please click here. 

Lastly, we offer a Membership and Fellowship by exemption:

Membership by exemption

Membership by exemption will be available for Defined Specialists who submit a portfolio and are subsequently accepted onto the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) after 1 July 2013.

To apply, please download this form.

Fellowship by exemption

Defined Specialists who register with the UKPHR (or submit a portfolio that is subsequently accepted) prior to 1 July 2013 are eligible for Fellowship by exemption.

To apply, please download this form.

"Being a member of the faculty of public health has enabled me to branch out in my career from dental public health to public health. Contributing to the faculty helps make a difference at a broader level as well as working locally."

Dympna Edwards, Consultant in Dental Public Health & Local Board member for North West 

 

Studying public health and have an interest in developing your career?

By joining us as a FPH student associate you'll be able to connect to the professional home of public health and will be kept informed of our work as we support your professional development and campaign on public health issues. You'll also gain opportunities to participate in this work through our specialist networks and events.

Being a student associate is only £32 a year whilst you are enrolled in any higher education course.

Become a FPH student associate today and receive:

  • Dedicated networking events where you can engage directly with FPH and our members who are working at the most senior public health posts in the UK and around the world
  • Invitations to FPH regional and national events
  • A free online subscription to Public Health Today FPH's quarterly newsletter keeping you on top of current public health issues and professional news
  • A monthly ebulletin with updates on FPH, wider public health news, and opportunities to get involved
  • Priority access to prelaunch copies of FPH publications on public health issues, including climate change, obesity, smoking and alcohol
  • Dedicated online members area with your resources and public health profile

If you would like to become an FPH Student Associate, please pay online and click here to request for a application pack.

If you have any questions regarding your FPH Student Associate registration please call Membership on 020 3696 1483.

Are you interested in public health?

Become an FPH Associate today for only £51 in your first year!

  • By joining us as an FPH Associate, you will:
    Contribute to the FPH aim - to ensure that the world’s population achieves, and maintains, its fullest potential for health and well-being
  • Be kept informed of our work, as we quality assure standards, support continuing professional development and campaign on public health issues.
  • Receive a monthly e-bulletin with updates on FPH, wider public health news, and opportunities to get involved via our network groups discussion forums
  • Get priority access to pre-launch copies of FPH publications on public health issues, including climate change, obesity, smoking and alcohol
  • Receive invitations to FPH regional and national events.

If you would like to become an FPH Associate member, please pay online and click here to request for a application pack.
If you have any questions regarding your FPH Student Associate registration please call Membership on 020 3696 1483 or membership@fph.org.uk

Practitioners may join FPH if they can demonstrate that they meet the following criteria and have this assured by an existing FPH Member or Fellow.

  • A relevant professional registration (details contained in our new FPH Practitioner Membership Guidance)
  • A Graduate qualification in a relevant field or equivalent
  • Current experience working at the level of a practitioner for at least 3 years

Practitioners who are part of a UKPHR registration scheme can also join as Enrolled Practitioners to help support their portfolio development.

Both Practitioner and Enrolled Practitioner membership cost £147 a year and can be paid via a monthly direct debit.

However, if you are earning under £20,000 or are already a member of a professional association requiring registration with any of our required regulatory bodies, then you only need to pay £118 a year.

Practitioner membership helps you plan, shape and direct your career by giving you the tools and opportunities to ensure that your skills and the standards of practitioners across the UK are the best that they can be.

Enrolled Practitioner membership grants you all of the benefits of practitioner membership but also allows you to take part in more benefits which will help you get the skills and competencies for registration.

If you sign up as an Enrolled Practitioner and then complete your registration simply let us know and we will upgrade you to Practitioner Membership without any additional costs.

If you would like to become an FPH Practitioner or Enrolled Practitioner, please complete an application form and submit it to membership@fph.org.uk.

If you have any questions please feel free to email us or call membership on 020 3696 1483.

Documents
FPH Practitioner Membership Application Form
FPH Practitioner Membership Guidance
FPH Practitioner CPD Policy & Guidance

If you are working in public health outside the UK but want to join our international network of public health professionals then please read the details below and apply online. 

If your application is successful, we will then send you payment details to finalise your membership.

You can apply to become an International Practitioner Member if:

  • You are not registered as a public health specialist in the UK
  • You are not eligible for any other FPH membership category (excluding student, associate, distinction and honorary grades of membership)
  • You are registered as a health professional outside of the UK or have completed relevant training in a country which cannot register you as a health professional.
  • You have at least 3 years of experience working in core public health 

Membership Benefits

As an international practitioner member you will gain access to:

  • FPH’s international network of public health specialists and experts, including our Special Interest Groups
  • Use of the designatory letters IPFPH and a unique digital certificate to show your distinct connection to UK public health
  • Access to our CPD scheme for practitioners and which you will be required to complete each year
  • Access to your dedicated Online Members’ Area and its resources to support your career
  • Digital copies of our publications, including our academic journal the Journal of Public Health.

Fees

Being an International Practitioner Member costs £99 a year, which you can spread over monthly payments via direct debit.

Please click here to request for a application pack.

For more information about FPH international presence and what we can offer our global members, click here.

Membership of the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) is your commitment to your professional home and our commitment to you. We believe that our vision of ensuring that the world’s population achieves and maintains its fullest potential for health and wellbeing can only be achieved through investment in you.

Who is eligible?

Specialty Registrar Membership is mandatory for all specialty registrars in public health training.

Benefits

For your professionalism

  • Access to a secure, easy-to-use, online training portfolio for all your training resources and evidence, including access for your training supervisor
  • Continuous monitoring of your training programme to ensure it provides you with the highest possible standards of training 

For your public health interest

  • Free subscription to the internationally recognised, quarterly FPH Journal of Public Health
  • Monthly e-bulletin with useful updates on what’s happening in FPH, wider public health news as well as opportunities to get involved via our network group discussion forums
  • Opportunities to shape the future of FPH and its scope of work through policy development and committee involvement in education, policy and standards
  • Online members’ area with access

For your peer touchpoints

  • Networking opportunities at FPH events, meetings and annual lecture
  • Save money with competitive member-only rate on delegate fees for the FPH Annual Conference and other FPH events
  • Peer networking opportunities through committees and access to online specialist interest network groups 

For your FPH governance rights

  • Voting rights in the election for the Board, President and Vice-President
  • Speaking and voting rights at all FPH general meetings

Who is eligible?

Diplomate Membership of FPH is available to those who have passed the Part A MFPH examination. Individuals do not need to be enrolled in higher specialty training or have a medical qualification to be eligible for this category.

Benefits

For your professionalism

  • Access to a secure, easy-to-use, online training portfolio for all your training resources and evidence, including access for your training supervisor
  • Continuous monitoring of your training programme to ensure it provides you with the highest possible standards of training

For your public health interest

  • Free subscription to the internationally recognised, quarterly FPH Journal of Public Health
  • Monthly e-bulletin with useful updates on what’s happening in FPH, wider public health news as well as opportunities to get involved via our network group discussion forums
  • Opportunities to shape the future of FPH and its scope of work through policy development and committee involvement in education, policy and standards
  • Online members’ area with access

For your peer touchpoints

  • Networking opportunities at FPH events, meetings and annual lecture
  • Save money with competitive member-only rate on delegate fees for the FPH Annual Conference and other FPH events
  • Peer networking opportunities through committees and access to online specialist interest network groups

For your FPH governance rights

  • Voting rights in the election for the Board, President and Vice-President
  • Speaking and voting rights at all FPH general meetings

What is the application process?

All candidates successfully passing the Part A MFPH examination will be automatically elected by the FPH Board to Diplomate Membership.  An election pack will then be sent to those for completion of admission.

Please note that being elected by the FPH Board does not mean you are automatically a Diplomate member.  When an election pack is sent, this must be completed and returned to FPH to complete the application process to Diplomate Membership.  The new member will then receive a confirmation of admission with their Diplomate Membership certificate.

More information about the Part A examination

For further information about the Part A examination content and structure, including information on applying and preparation, please see the Part A Exam page for more information or contact educ@fph.org.uk

Available to individuals passing both the Part A and Part B membership examinations.  As with Diplomate Membership, individuals are not required to hold a medical qualification or be on a training programme to be eligible for this category of membership.  Successfully passing both parts of the MFPH examination leads to automatic election to full membership of FPH.

Aside from becoming a member through examination, we also offer through Distinction as well.  If you are looking for information about FPH's Distinction grades and all the Awards/Prizes we celebrate each year then please click here. 

Available to members and non-members who have been accepted onto a specialist register in public health, usually the GMC Specialist Register or the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) which will lead to automatic election to Fellowship of FPH.


Individuals who are not eligible for FPH membership via the mechanisms described above can follow alternative routes. These include the below distinction grades.

- Practitioner through Distinction
- Membership through Distinction
- Honorary Membership
- Fellowship through Distinction
- Honorary Fellowship

Aside from becoming a member through examination, we also offer through Distinction as well.  If you are looking for information about FPH's Distinction grades and all the Awards/Prizes we celebrate each year then please click here. 

Open to any corporation or institution interested in Public Health.

Benefits include:

  • A monthly e-bulletin with updates on FPH, wider public health news, and opportunities to get involved
  • Dedicated online members area with your resources and public health profile, FPH Extra
  • Access to Special Interest Groups, which are member led networks focusing on particular themes such as sustainable development, transport or global public health

Costs to the Institution per person paid for in bulk to Faculty (Normally £32 per person)

  • 6-15 people – 10% discount (£28.80)
  • 16-30 people – 15% discount (£27.20)
  • 31-50 people – 20% discount (£25.60)
  • 51-70 people – 25% discount (£24)
  • 71-90 people – 30% discount (£22.40)
  • 91-100+ people – 35% discount (£20.80)

 e.g A class of 30 international MPH students wish to join, this would cost the University 30x £27.50 = £825

For more information, please contact: membership@fph.org.uk

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