Nominating new members - Honorary & Distinction Grades

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 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 or dentists. We encourage nominations for people who live and/or work outside the UK and we value the broad range of expertise and experience these colleagues bring to the public health family. 

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 also carries its own post nominals.

Please note the following changes to the nomination process that came into effect in recent years:
• Fellows may nominate as many people as they like
• Self-nominations are not permitted

Nomination process

To make a nomination, please complete the nomination form below. Before doing so, we ask that you read the ‘nomination guidance' document. 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 (handwritten nomination forms will not be accepted). Forms must contain both proposer signatures and can be signed using electronic signatures. A nomination form checklist is also provided below for your use.

Completed nomination forms should be returned to FPH via email to no later than 5pm on the specified closing date.  Nomination round dates will be announced in the autumn each year.

Please note that nominations will not be accepted after the official closing date and incomplete nominations will not be considered by the panel. 

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 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 officially awarded their new membership status (once admission forms have been returned and fees paid if necessary) at the FPH AGM, which is usually held in June.

Those nominees who do not meet the criteria for the category for which they have been nominated may be offered another type of membership.

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