The Northern Workforce Practitioner Network share the objectives of developing and delivering a high quality UKPHR Practitioner Registration scheme across the North of England including the footprint of the current PHE Centres, corresponding local authorities and NHS organisations. This is part of a broader public health workforce strategy to build capacity and capability to support public health workforce development across the health economy.
This work programme is a partnership between Public Health England, Health Education England, and the Champs Public Health Collaborative. Martin Smith, Consultant in Public Health, Liverpool City Council will chair a NW Practitioner Scheme steering group on behalf of the Cheshire and Merseyside Directors of Public Health, as host organisation to the programme.
Currently, the North East has a well-established practitioner development programme, the North West and Yorkshire & Humber are looking to establish schemes in their respective areas that are aligned to existing practice in order to ensure a unified and equitable approach to practitioner development opportunities. The NW scheme Practitioner Registration Programme Coordinator will be hosted by Champs Public Health Collaborative to provide the Practitioner Development Scheme.
Registration is now open to attend a local roadshow to find out more about the forthcoming North West Public Health Practitioner Scheme