The Cambridge Institute of Public Health supports public health professionals throughout their careers.
On completion of the Foundation Programme, a doctor can choose to specialise in one field of medicine. All routes involve further assessment and examinations. Those wishing to train as public health consultants need to meet the experience, skills and knowledge set out by the Faculty of Public Health’s Applicant Guidance document.
Public health is about improving and protecting the health of groups of people, rather than about treating individual patients. Public health consultants must look at ‘the bigger picture’ and then take action to promote healthy lifestyles, prevent disease, protect and improve general health and improve healthcare services.
Our members offer placements to Specialty Registrars in Phase 2 and 3 of their Public Health Training.
The Cambridge Institute of Public Health placements fall within the East of England Specialty Training Programme. The programme is currently part of NHS Health Education England.
For general information on public health training, please visit the Faculty of Public Health website.