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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 II: The new regulatory system for specialists

Changes for specialists II: The new regulatory system for specialists

(p.79) Five Changes for specialists II: The new regulatory system for specialists
Multidisciplinary public health

Jenny Wright

Fiona Sim

Katie Ferguson

Policy Press

This chapter sets out the formal process for regulation of non-medical specialists for public protection. It charts the establishment in 2003 of the UK Public Health (Voluntary) Register as the regulatory body, the initial three year window for retrospective recognition, pending the start of formal training schemes, and the processes by which this was achieved. It outlines the thinking behind registration of specialists with skills predominantly in one sphere of public health and concludes with discussion around the future of specialist regulation as it potentially moves from voluntary to statutory status, requires those registered to demonstrate evidence of participation in formal CPD and prepares processes for revalidation.

Keywords:   UKPHR, Retrospective recognition by portfolio assessment, Defined public health specialists, CPD, Revalidation, Voluntary regulation, Statutory regulation

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