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Jenny Wright, Fiona Sim, and Katie Ferguson

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300335

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300335.001.0001

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Changes for specialists III: The establishment of multidisciplinary higher specialist training in public health

Changes for specialists III: The establishment of multidisciplinary higher specialist training in public health

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(p.89) Six Changes for specialists III: The establishment of multidisciplinary higher specialist training in public health
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Multidisciplinary public health
Author(s):

Jenny Wright

Fiona Sim

Katie Ferguson

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447300335.003.0006

This chapter outlines the establishment of formal higher specialist training for non-medical public health practitioners, leading to specialist status. It charts the early beginnings of individual schemes appearing in different Deaneries from 1999, leading to the development of common approaches, formal funding via NMET for non-medics. Public health benefited from a unified curriculum from 2007 through PMETB then, from 2008, following ‘Modernising Medical Careers’, a unified approach to recruitment across all Deaneries. From 2011 there has been a single recruitment system to the training scheme for medics and non-medics across the whole of the UK apart from Northern Ireland. The chapter provides statistics on the number of non-medical trainees and the current balance between medics and non-medics recruited into higher specialist training. It concludes with outlining the present system in England for public health training as part of the new Health Education England.

Keywords:   Higher specialist training, Deaneries, Modernising Medical Careers, Public health recruitment, PMETB, NMET, MPET, LETBs, HEE

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