Public Health Practitioner Workforce Development Programme

Verifiers required for the Yorkshire & Humber UKPHR Scheme 2024 - Apply here

Practitioner Mentors required for the Yorkshire & Humber UKPHR Scheme 2024 - Apply here

The Public Health Practitioner Workforce Development Programme, Yorkshire and the Humber

A collaborative partnership has been established between NHS England, University of Leeds and the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) & UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) Y&H to offer a structured programme of development for Public Health workers in the region.

The programme offers:

If you would like find out more about the PH Practitioner Workforce Development Programme,  please email with your request.

Public Health Practitioner

'Public Health Practitioners' are key members of our public health workforce and have a great influence on the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups, communities and populations. They work across the full breadth of public health; from health improvement and health protection to health information, community development and nutrition.  

The term ‘Public Health Practitioner’ is usually designed to describe a level of practice, not a specific job role or type of job. In general terms a Practitioner will have 3 years plus of practice at AfC band 5 and above, Skills for Health levels 5-7.

For information on eligibility and applications to volunteer as verifier, assessor or mentor for the Y&H Scheme, please click here