Building your Portfolio (July 2016) has been written to support public health practitioners who are preparing their practitioner portfolios for assessment. Once successfully assessed by a UKPHR approved Assessor, practitioners can submit an application to the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) for registration as a public health professional.
UKPHR provides a PSA (professional standards authority) accredited voluntary register, with a published list of public health practitioners and specialists who are bound by the UKPHR Code of Conduct, and CPD (continual professional development) requirements to ensure that they are safe to practice.
This register upholds nationally agreed standards of practice, providing quality assurance for the commissioning and delivery of public health by the public health workforce across the UK. Practitioners who successfully register are also eligible for Fellowship of RSPH.
Public Health Practitioners can complete and submit a portfolio if they are working at level 5 or above on the Skills for Health Career Framework, with underpinning knowledge about public health at degree level. They will need to be accepted onto a practitioner assessment or registration scheme in their area and the practitioner schemes currently available are listed on the UKPHR website.
Building your Portfolio provides practical advice on how to prepare your portfolio so that the assessment process can be as straightforward as possible. Throughout the document, readers are signposted to the key national guidance providing helpful reference for practitioners, assessors, mentors and verifiers alike.