FPH Assessors

Our Assessors impart the external professional assessment and advice that provides the assurance that DsPH, as well as their public health consultant colleagues, have the necessary technical and professional skills required to promote, improve and protect health and provide high level, credible, peer-to-peer advice to the NHS about public health in relation to health services.

All of our external assessors are experienced public health specialists and are trained for the role. They play a vital role in maintaining professional standards. If you are interested in becoming an assessor and meet the criteria, please email aac@fph.org.uk

You can also access useful documents on public health appointments.

Five key steps to being a good AAC assessor

  • Keep in touch with the Faculty - this means checking you have been properly appointed to each Advisory Appointments Committee, asking any questions you have, and providing feedback (quickly!) via the assessors report form.
  • Read the Faculty's guidance for assessors – and make sure you are clear about your role.
  • Make sure you see all applications - assessors must see all applications and be involved in the entire process, including short-listing, interview, any presentations, etc.
  • Ask questions - and ask them as soon as possible. If you have any doubts, queries or concerns about an applicant or their qualifications, it is far easier to clarify at short-listing stage than on the day of the interview.
  • Be assertive - you are there as part of a robust and stringent selection process and are representing and protecting the profession. If you have concerns, make them known.
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