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FPH encourages members to get involved in choosing the new FPH President

Nominations are open to find FPH’s new President and we want all of our members to get involved with the election process. If you’re a Fellow of FPH and keen to take on an important leadership role, please consider running for election. And if you’re not, don’t be put off by the fact that the role can only be taken up by a Fellow of FPH – it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been a member*, your opinion is important to us and we’d strongly encourage you to nominate someone.

So if you know of an inspiring public health professional who’s a Fellow of FPH that you would love to be our next President, tell them that you want to nominate them. You never know; this could be the nudge they need to put themselves forward.

The successful member will take over from current President, Prof John Middleton, whose presidency comes to an end at next year’s June AGM.

Prof John Middleton, President of FPH, said: “I’m extremely proud of FPH and everything we’ve achieved in recent years. That’s why I want to hand the baton over to someone who shares my desire to play a leadership role at FPH and to inspire the next generation of public health professionals.

“This year has seen us, the public health community, welcome a new Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, and the Government has made public commitments to prevention that we need to make happen. Next year will see the UK leave the EU, we’ll know more about the long-term plan for the NHS and there’s also a Comprehensive Spending Review on the horizon so the spotlight will remain on public health. There are major challenges for the public health in our four nations and globally. So next summer will be an exciting time to become the new President. That’s why I’d like all of our members to get involved in deciding who will be at the helm for what will be a pivotal year for public health.”

The President provides strategic leadership to the organisation and acts as an ambassador to promote and develop the work of the Faculty, so it’s an amazing opportunity.

To find out more about the role and to find out how to either stand for election or nominate a Fellow of FPH, click here. If you’ve got any questions, please get in touch with Caroline Wren via email: Nominations close on Monday 22 October.

Published 28 September 2018

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