Nominating new members - honorary and distinction grades
Election to Membership or Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) via the distinction or honorary routes is the way FPH recognises those who have made a significant contribution to one or more of the following areas:
- to the science, literature or practice of public health
- to raising the profile of public health
- to the work of FPH itself
Every year, we ask our Fellows to nominate outstanding individuals to join FPH. They can be public health professionals or those who do not work in typical public health settings such as paramedics, academics, police officers, midwives and dentists. We encourage nominations for people who live and/or work outside the UK as we value the broad range of expertise and experience these colleagues bring to the public health family. Individuals from outside the UK, who do not know any FPH Fellows who might propose them, can also apply for distinction grades of membership - see below for further details.
Nominations are invited for the following grades of membership:
- Practitioner Membership through Distinction
- Membership through Distinction
- Fellowship through Distinction
- Honorary Membership
- Honorary Fellowship
Each grade of membership carries its own post-nominals.
Proposals must be supported by two FPH Fellows in good standing. Proposers are required to complete a nomination form with details of how their nominee has made a significant contribution to public health and how awarding them membership might benefit the Faculty. Nominations will only be accepted on the official nomination form, which must be submitted electronically.
The nomination round for 2021/2022 is now closed.
When will I find out if my nomination has been successful?
Nominations are considered at a meeting of the Fellowship Committee in January each year and approved by the Board in February. The successful nominees will be notified in March and will be admitted to membership at the FPH annual general meeting in June.
Those nominees who do not meet the criteria for the category for which they have been nominated may be offered another grade of membership.
Application for distinction grades of FPH membership for individuals overseas
The Faculty of Public Health recognizes that there are individuals overseas who may meet the criteria for distinction grades of membership but do not know any FPH Fellows who might propose them. An application process has therefore been developed to allow candidates working or living in countries where public health systems are perhaps less developed, and where FPH may have few if any Fellows, to apply for membership. This application route is not open to people living or working in the UK.
Applicants are required to complete and submit an application form. Applications will only be accepted on this form, which must be submitted electronically.
The application round for 2021/2022 is now closed.
When will I find out if my application has been successful?
Applications are considered at a meeting of the Fellowship Committee in January each year and approved by the Board in February. Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application in March. Successful candidates will be admitted to membership at the FPH annual general meeting in June.
Applicants who do not meet the criteria for the category for which they have applied may be offered another grade of membership.