Recruitment Process

The pioneering Scheme, launched in January 2011, invites applications from public health teams, local government, primary care or any of the health and social care organisations including voluntary and third sectors who promote, protect, advocate for, develop and improve health with local communities and groups in the West Midlands.

Why should I join?

Sally James, Public Health Workforce Specialist for Health Education West Midlands, said: "This scheme demonstrates our local commitment to robust professional development for the practitioner workforce and is of particular importance to practitioners who are taking significant responsibility in commissioning and providing public health programmes who do not have any professional registration.

"The scheme helps develop and enhance the skills and competencies of the public health and wider public health workforces and can inform how best a future public health workforce can be transformed to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future, recognising various career pathways and different entry points into public health.

"The scheme demonstrates the real potential for flexibility to move across employment sectors through the training and education opportunities provided."

Working with UKPHR processes and frameworks to provide support, guidance and quality assurance of assessment against the practitioner standards, this Scheme will ensure locally accredited practitioners can apply to the UKPHR for national recognition.

Who should join?

• Practitioners
• Potential assessors
• Potential mentors
• Potential verifiers

How do I find out more?

The Scheme is now inviting new applicants with the launch of Cohort 8. Please see key background information below to assist you in beginning to collate evidence against the UKPHR practitioner standards to build your portfolio in readiness. For further information, contact Sally James, Public Health Workforce Specialist on 0121 695 2481 or

Invitation to join WM PHP Scheme Cohort 8
Application form WM PHP Scheme Cohort 8

Self assessment form WM PHP Scheme Cohort 8
Guidance for writing commentary 
Cohort 8 QA session Mar Apr May 16


Cohort 7

Invitation to join WM PHP Scheme Cohort 7 2016

Application Form WM PHP Scheme Cohort 7 2016

Self Assessment Form WM PHP Scheme Cohort 7 2016




UKPHR’s Supporting Information

UKPHR’s 12 Essentials of Practitioner Registration

Writing a Reflective Learning Piece

Guide template for commentary

Assessment Log