West Midlands’ Public Health Community Fellowship Scheme
A West Midlands-wide volunteering programme that partners trainee doctors and public health specialty registrars with community organisations to deliver sustainable health and wellbeing projects for disadvantaged communities.
This innovative programme developed by Health Education England in the West Midlands, matches community organisations with volunteer teams of junior doctors and public health registrars to deliver health and well-being projects to local communities.
It aims to promote and improve the health, fitness and wellbeing of disadvantaged people in the West Midlands, whilst providing opportunities for trainee doctors and public health registrars to broaden their teaching, leadership, team work and communication skills across sectors, disciplines and professional boundaries and gain experience in community development.
It is based on “Team Up”, the “Inspired by London 2012” initiative which recognised innovative and exceptional projects that were directly inspired by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Community organisations work in partnership with a small group of junior doctors to undertake a defined health and well-being project, under the leadership of a senior Specialty Registrar in Public Health. The programme runs between December and April and each doctor is expected to spend up to eight days in total working on the project. The host community organisation proposes the project, and HEE provides support to define it.
To hear more about the Scheme, listen to our podcast on the Public Health Community Fellowship Scheme (see SoundCloud or iTunes, and search for “Training in Public Health”). See links below for further information:
Community projects available
Community organisation FAQs
Timetable for recruitment to the Scheme
PH StR FAQs