Regional Training Committee Meetings

These meetings take place three times a year. 

Please see events for more details on when these meetings take place.

The Terms of Reference and membership can be found below.


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.





Head of School of Public Health


Faculty Adviser

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

Programme Manager

Secretariat provided by

Specialty Support Manager