SPH hosts Public Health Specialist Registrar training placements

Solutions for Public Health (SPH) supports the Specialist Public Health training programme run by the Oxford Deanery School of Public Health and has already provided training placements in 2016 to two Specialist Registrars (SpRs) who are in their final year of training, with a third trainee with us currently. SpRs are given the opportunity to work independently on current SPH projects with the guidance of SPH’s experienced medical and non-medical Public Health Consultants, Public Health Managers and Researchers. At SPH the SpRs are able to gain hands-on experience of a range of public health areas, including evidence reviews, literature searches, data analysis and interpretation and policy development, which contribute to their training and complement their academic studies. SPH values the contribution made to the delivery of client projects and its staff’s continuing professional development by the SpRs undertaking these placements.

One SpR’s feedback on completion of their placement was

“…..Solutions for Public Health (SPH) felt like an ideal placement to consolidate my core public health skills, tick off several phase 3 competencies, whilst being involved in projects that have a direct impact on NHS services. During my time, I learned about SPH’s robust evidence review methodology, compiling the best evidence available to inform the commissioning of healthcare services. …The SPH team always made me feel very welcome, with excellent support from my supervisors, all whilst working in the scenic Oxfordshire countryside.

I truly hope to be able to maintain and build my professional relationship with colleagues at SPH. I would highly recommend this placement for all public health registrars towards their last two years of specialist training.

The placement SPH provides has recently been graded ‘excellent’ by Health Education England.

For further information about SpR placements at SPH please contact Veena de Souza at solutions@sph.nhs.uk or 03300 555180

 

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