All registrars have an educational supervisor, an academic supervisor and will be supported for individual projects by a project supervisor.

Educational Supervisors are based within service locations. Specialty Registrars are allocated a supervisor based upon availability at their first training location. When a StR moves training location, a new Educational Supervisor will usually be allocated. The nominated Educational Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the Specialty Registrar’s training programme. Regular meetings between supervisor and StR should be maintained throughout the trainee’s training.

Academic Supervisors are linked to the three academic institutions, University of Bristol, Peninsula Medical School and the University of the West of England. Each institution has a lead academic who allocates Academic Supervisors to each new Specialty Registrar in conjunction with the Training Programme Co-ordinator. The Academic Supervisor is responsible for providing support during the academic component of training and for helping prepare trainees for their MFPH examinations (Part A and Part B).

Whilst supervisors are linked to individual StRs, each training location has a Specialty Tutor who supports quality of training in each location. The training programme also has Zone Lead Supervisors, who represent one of the four geographical zones or the Health Protection regions. They support all supervisors within their zone and ensure quality training standards are met.

See the South West Public Health Training Policy for further details about roles and responsibilities and the Faculty of Public Health.

All supervisors must meet the seven core training requirements developed by the Severn Deanery to ensure compliance with the General Medical Council (GMC) training requirements. This will be a formal requirement from 31st July 2012.

To maintain your accreditation, you must confirm you have read and reflected on the Public Health Educational Supervisor Update 2014 document you have been sent.

Public Health training events designed by the South West Public Health Training Programme have been developed to cover the requirements. Please see the training programme calendar for details.

Training activities organised by the Severn Deanery for all specialties to meet these requirements are also open to Public Health supervisors. Dates of these courses can be found on the training programme calendar.

Whichever courses you attend for the training to be fully accredited you must record it on Intrepid. Please contact the Training Programme Co-ordinator if you are unfamiliar with Intrepid or need assistance.