Higher Specialist Public Health Training in the West Midlands Region
The Higher Specialist training scheme balances academic training with experience of working in public health. Most trainees will spend the majority of their service training in Local Authorities and PHE. Academic post opportunities at the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick are available as part of the programme.
Each public health StRr is assigned an Educational Supervisor, with whom they meet every week to discuss their work in the placement organisation. Each registrar is also assigned an Academic Supervisor from currently either Birmingham University or Warwick University. The scheme has been specifically developed for both registered medical practitioners and for those from other backgrounds. The training scheme is one aspect of the programme within the region to develop the capacity and capability of the public health function.