South West Public Health Specialty Training Committee
Terms of Reference
To oversee the development implementation and monitoring of a comprehensive high quality specialty public health training programme in the South West region.
To oversee the regional training scheme for Specialists in Public Health:
- Reviewing the quality and outcomes of the Programme, including: meeting HEE and GMC standards; consistency and equity of opportunities for development of health protection, improvement and healthcare PH competences in service and academic location
-Collecting, collating and providing evidence that required standards of training and education are met by the service providers
-Receiving reports from members on quality relating to their constituencies
-Developing policy as needed to guide the Programme and practice within the South West
- Planning action to develop standards of educational practice and public health specialty training, taking account of the results of quality review, local and national innovative ideas and evidence.
- Supporting local development, selection and support for training positions, including specialty tutors, educational supervisors, academic supervisors and project supervisors.
- Encouraging participation in training and ensuring educational supervisors are appropriately trained
- Overseeing recruitment and rotation planning, to support the provision of a future workforce offering the range of PH skills and knowledge needed by service and academic locations.
- Overseeing delivery of the training curriculum and use of appropriate assessment methods.
- Facilitating the development of innovative training programmes and opportunities for both specialty and generic skills
- Promoting a multidisciplinary approach to learning and development
- Disseminating national policy and quality assurance reports eg from national trainee survey
- Advising on the recognition of new training zones, locations and placements
- Ensuring that the business of the committee complies fully with Health Education South West governance arrangements
- Receiving an annual report on public health training and development in the South West from the Head of School
- Entrusting committee members who represent nominated groups, to cascade committee decisions and information.
- Contributing towards the development of wider multidisciplinary public health training through links with South West Public Health Workforce Development Steering Group
Method of Working
Members of the training committee will be eligible to serve a 3-year term, which may be extended
by one further term of office.
Members representing training zones are permitted to send a deputy if they are unable to attend.
The Chair will be the SW Public Health Head of School who will report on the actions of the committee to the the SW Public Health lead(currently Deputy
Postgraduate Dean of Severn Postgraduate Medical Education.
The Committee will normally meet three times a year.
The Committee may establish sub-committees on a permanent or ad hoc basis to look at specific issues as required e.g. study leave, workforce planning
All members will have the right to put items on the agenda.
The Secretariat will be provided by the Public Health Training Programme Team.
SOUTH WEST PUBLIC HEALTH SPECIALTY TRAINING COMMITTEE
Head of School of Public Health
Zone leads (geographic/HP/specialist)
PHE Zone Rep
Health Protection Specialist
2 Public Health trainees to be nominated by the Specialty Registrar committee
Regional Adviser in Dental Public Health
Associate Postgraduate Dean with lead for Public Health in Deanery
Ex officio members:
Director of Workforce & Finance of NHS South West or nominee
Secretariat provided by
Specialty Support Manager