Thames Valley (TV), Wessex (WX) and Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) Statement on Specialist Registration by Portfolio route
The Specialist Registration by Portfolio route to registration was formally opened on the 1st September 2018 by UKPHR. The purpose of this new route was to bring it in line with the Certificate of Eligibility of Specialist Registration (CESR) route (www.gmc-uk.org) ensuring there is equivalence to those working at a senior/PH specialist level who come from a background other than medicine, to gain a specialist registration.
The Thames Valley, Wessex and KSS Schools of Public Health Board discussed support for a programme for Specialist Registration by Portfolio. It had been agreed by the Board that Thames Valley, Wessex and KSS will not be supporting a programme for Specialist Registration by Portfolio at this current time. Individuals and/or their employers may wish to contact UKPHR for information on providers who are able to provide support t individuals applying for Specialist Registration by Portfolio.
It should be noted that the schools currently do not support a programme for registration via the CESR route. The Schools do recognise the value in having equivalent registration routes for both medics and those coming from a background other than medicine in Public Health.