Key local contacts and documents you will need for the Public Health Practitioner Programme.
Local Public Health Practitioner Support
Each area in Wessex has a Public Health Development Lead whose roles is to support Practitioners working on their portfolio. They can be contacted below:
- Hampshire and Isle of Wight – Louise Bevan
- Portsmouth – Amanda McKenzie or Robert Anderson-Weaver
- Southampton – Annemarie Hankinson or Phil Godfrey
- Wessex – Em Rahman or Lauren Kirk
Describes the framework and process for gaining public health practitioner registration with UK Public Health Register (UKPHR). Includes guidance on the requirements for applicants, assessors and verifiers. It should be read in conjunction with the Supporting Information document.
Information which helps practitioners to interpret the UKPHR Practitioner Standards. It will also be of use to Assessors and Verifiers to maintain consistent assessment.
Describes the 34 Practitioner Standards. Applicants must demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and application of all the standards.
A quick reference document highlighting the key aspects which need to be followed for practitioner registration.
Documents for Practitioners
Practitioner Self-Assessment Form
The self-assessment template applicants must complete when they apply to join the Practitioner Scheme. Applicants assess their knowledge and its application against each of the standards.
Used to map Practitioner’s pieces of work they will write up for their commentaries. This ensures all standards and competencies are addressed.
This template is provided to help Practitioners produce their commentaries for their portfolio.
Completed by Practitioners as they progress through the programme to help them manage their portfolio effectively.
Testimonial and Reference Guidance
Provides information on testimonials and references. Practitioners need these to complete their portfolio. This is usually one of the last steps in the process for Practitioners.
Glossary of Terms
A glossary to explain some of the terms and concepts used in the UKPHR practitioner standards.
Good Public Health Practice Framework
This document provides the basis for good professional practice in public health. It applies to all members of the core public health workforce, including public health practitioners and specialists and those training to become practitioners and specialists.
Interim Review Form
To be completed by Practitioners on the programme in advance of their Interim Review Meeting. Individual appointment times will be assigned to each Practitioner nearer the time by the Programme Coordinator. For further information about this please email email@example.com
Practitioners produce their portfolio as an e-portfolio. The e-portfolio system is provided by City and Guilds Learning Assistant. The link for the Wessex e-Portfolio System is: https://system.learningassistant.com/HEWESSEX/
The following guides are available:
A step by step approach to using the e-portfolio including how to upload commentaries and evidence and much more.
Information to support Assessors to undertake assessment in the e-portfolio system.
Information to support Verifiers to undertake verification of assessment in the e-portfolio.
Application for e-Portfolio Licence Form
When Practitioners are ready to upload their work onto the e-portfolio, they must complete this application for an e-portfolio licence.
Application for Verification Form
When an Assessor has completed assessment the Practitioner must complete this form in order to apply for verification. This must be submitted on the e-portfolio system.
Application for UKPHR Practitioner Registration
The form Practitioners must complete when they are ready to submit their application to UKPHR in order to be registered as a Public Health Practitioner.
Continuing Professional Development Logs
Once a Practitioner is registered there is an ongoing requirement to ensure that they are keeping up to date with continuing professional development (CPD) and demonstrate that they continue to maintain their competence to practice public health. To find out more visit UKPHR.
CPD Log Template
A simple template for Practitioners to use to log their CPD and in order to submit it to UKPHR. Practitioners may also use their own CPD log if they have one.
A useful guide produced by the Faculty of Public Health on how to write reflective notes which will be needed when reflecting on CPD.