There are currently 25 Speciality Registrars of whom 2 are ACFs (Academic Clinical Fellows).

In addition

  • 9 F2 trainees per year
  • 1 Paediatric Fellowship (12 months) and 1 Cochrane Felllowship (12 months


Training locations for the specialty programme include:


Thames Valley Local Authority Public Health Departments:

  1. Berkshire (Bracknell Forest Borough Council, Reading Borough Council, Slough Borough Council, West Berks Borough Council, Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council, Wokingham Borough Council)
  2. Buckinghamshire
  3. Milton Keynes
  4. Oxfordshire

You are expected to spend a minimum of 12 months in a service placement (Local Authority with/without some time with the Screening and Immunisations Team)



Training of Public Health Specialty Registrars:  A Revised Guide for Local Councils 2016  Published by the Faculty of Public Health the guide provides updated information about the organisation of the Public Health Specialty Training Programme and the responsibilities of councils in hosting PH Specialty Registrars (StRs).  It includes a broad selection of case studies of work delivered by StRs in councils across England.  The guide has been produced by members of the FPH Specialty Registrars’ Committee and has been endorsed by the FPH, the Local Government Association and Public health England:

Thames Valley Health Protection Team (Public Health England) – Chilton (minimum compulsory duration of 3 months.)


Other available placements include:

  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Milton Keynes General Hospital
  • Oxford University Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH)
  • NDPH Teaching Fellow
  • British Heart Foundation Centre (BHFC)
  • Cancer Epidemiology Unit (CEU)
  • Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease (CPNP)
  • Clinical Trials Service Unit & Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU)
  • Oxford Centre for Ethics and Communication in Health Care (ETHOX)
  • Health Economics Research Centre (HERC)
  • National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU)
  • Health and Wellbeing Team (Chilton)
  • PHE Local Knowledge and Intelligence Service, South East (LKIS)
  • PHE Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards
  • Solutions for Public Health (SPH)