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.
For further information or to arrange to speak with the Training Programme Director please contact us at email@example.com
Further Updates & News
KSS Buddy scheme for Black and Asian applicants to the Public Health Specialty training
We launched a new KSS buddy scheme specifically designed for applicants from Black or Asian backgrounds planning to apply to Public Health Specialty training in November 2023.
Applicants have been paired with a buddy who is currently on the Public Health Specialty training programme and will be provided with support and guidance through the application process.
Eligibility criteria for the buddy scheme:
- Currently living or working in Kent, Surrey or Sussex;
- From a Black or Asian background;
- Planning to apply for Public Health specialty training in 2023/24 for August 2024 start.
Applications for the buddy scheme have now closed as of 10th October 2023.