Practitioner Training

Public Health Practitioners

Public health practitioners are key members of the public health workforce. They can have a great influence on the health and well-being of individuals, groups, communities and populations. Working across the full breadth of public health in a wide range of settings, from the NHS and local government to the voluntary, and private sectors they work on health improvement, health protection, health information, screening and immunisation (or healthcare public health), community development and nutrition.

The Public Health Practitioner Scheme offers a support programme for individuals to develop their portfolio for registration with the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR). The KSS School of Public Health has launched the KSS Public Health Practitioner scheme in 2022. If you are interested in applying to the new KSS scheme please contact

More information about this programme can be found in this short e-learning overview. It will give you an understanding of the role of practitioner registration, the process of portfolio completion and submission for registration and next steps. Please note you will need to set-up an account and wait for the invitation to access the e-learning from UKPHR.

If you are interested in the Specialty Programme, please use the following link.

Public Health Development Leads

For an informal conversation about the scheme contact your local Public Health Development Lead.