Specialty Training

Specialty Registrar Training

The Public Health Specialty Training Programme in Kent, Surrey & Sussex aims to provide the knowledge, skills and experience needed to be an effective public health specialist. it covers the academic, health protection and service components of public health practice and provides a comprehensive programme of multidisciplinary education and training.

The Public Health Specialty Training Programme is a 5 year programme, at the end of which people will be able to join the Public Health Specialist Register with either the GMC (https://www.gmc-uk.org/) or the UKPHR (https://ukphr.org/)  and so will be eligible for public health consultant appointments. Training may be done full or part time.

Training follows the Faculty of Public Health curriculum (https://www.fph.org.uk/training-careers/specialty-training/curriculum/). Training is divided into two phases, Phase 1 which focuses on gaining knowledge of public health and Phase 2 which focuses on applying that knowledge in practice.

Phase 1 usually lasts 2-3 years, including one year completing an MSc in public health through the University of Brighton at their Falmer Campus.  For those who already have an MSc, entry to training at ST2 (Specialty Training year 2) level is available. In the second phase of training the registrar is expected to take increasing levels of responsibility leading to the final year when registrars are expected to work at consultant level but under supervision.

We welcome applications to the programme from medics and those from a professional background other than medicine. Further information on how you can apply to a training programme can be found on the Faculty of Public Health and via the HEE Specialty Recruitment Portal.

Our training is delivered across the whole of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex region. To find out more and the KSS programme download the prospectus below.

The Faculty of Public Health is responsible for the training scheme and developing the curriculum. The programme is regulated to GMC standards. Please see the Gold Guide for more information.

Contact Us

For further information or to arrange to speak with the Training Programme Director please contact us at england.ksspublichealthschool.se@nhs.net