Nominating new members - Honorary & Distinction Grade

Election to Membership or Fellowship of the Faculty 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 public health professionals to join FPH. They can be paramedics, academics, police officers, midwives or dentists and they may not work in typical public health settings. We encourage nominations for people who live/work outside the UK and we value the broad range of expertise and experience these colleagues bring to the public health family. 

The 2020 proposals round will run from October to early December 2020 (exact dates to be agreed)  for the following grades of membership:

• Practitioner Membership through Distinction
• Membership through Distinction
• Fellowship through Distinction
• Honorary Membership
• Honorary Fellowship

Each grade of membership also carries its own post nominals.

Please note the following changes to the nomination process that came into effect in recent years:
• Fellows may now nominate as many people as they like
• Nominations for Practitioner Membership through Distinction can now be made throughout the year (this came into effect in August 2017)
• Self-nominations are not permitted

Nomination process

To apply, please complete the Nomination form and we ask that you read the ‘Nomination Guidance' document in advance. It is important to correctly understand the information we need to evaluate the nomination and ensure the best chance of success. All nomination forms must be typed (hand written nomination forms will not be accepted). Forms must have both proposer signatures and can be signed using electronic signatures. We include a helpful checklist for you to use. Completed nomination forms should then be returned to us via email to no later than midnight on the closing date. Please note that this is a final deadline and nominations will not be accepted after this time. 

FPH Nomination Form
FPH Nomination Guidance for Proposals
FPH Grade Nomination Form Checklist

When will I find out if my nomination has been successful?

Nominations will be considered at a meeting of the Fellowship Committee in January each year. The successful nominees will be notified in March and will be officially awarded their new membership status (once admission forms have been returned and fees paid) at the FPH AGM early the following summer. Those nominees who do not quite meet the criteria may be offered other types of membership and will be given the opportunity to apply again in future years.

Successfully admitted members will be invited to attend the Faculty of Public Health Annual Awards Ceremony to receive their award.