South West Public Health Training Conference 2023

Category: Regional Public Health Events - Other

Date: July 4th 2023 10:00am until 4:00pm

Location: Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel, Queen St, Exeter, EX4 3SP face to face only)


All Registrars, Specialty Tutors, Academic, Educational and Activity Supervisors in the South West are invited to this conference. This conference will take place face to face in Exeter.

The aim of the event is to take stock of the past year’s training activities whilst looking forward and planning for next year. Key points from the day’s discussions will be fed back to the Academy Board for consideration in planning for the development of the Specialty Training Programme in the South West.

The event will act as the 2023/24 annual update for Educational and Academic Supervisors to ensure they remain accredited.  Activity Supervisors are also invited to join. The day will be recorded for those who are unable to attend in person. 

Registration is now OPEN for this event, please register to attend by completing the online information below. Please only register if you can attend on the day, you do not need to register to gain access to the recorded event. 

Draft programme (subject to change)


Arrival tea/coffee & networking



Maggie Rae, Head of School and Public Health Transformation


Specialty Training Programme Update

Diane Lloyd, Head of Public Health Specialist Workforce

Gemma Cooke, Public Health Training Manager


Developing System Leadership for Public Health

  • Helena Posnett, Dorset Healthcare 
  • Steve Brown, Devon County Council 
  • Dominic Mellon, UKHSA
  • Debbie Stark, OHID
  • Kamal Patel, Public Health Specialty Registrar


Break for tea/coffee & networking


WORKSHOPS: Registrar Project Presentations  

Room A

1 - Josh Howkins, Understanding and mapping population vulnerabilities to climate hazards to inform local action

2 - Kate Yorke, Preparation for KA10

Room B

1 - Bethan Page, Implementing the children’s health and weight ten-year strategy in Plymouth

2 - Monica Koo, Physical and mental health needs of drug and alcohol users accessing ROAD service in Bristol

Each presentation to last 20 minutes including Q&A


Lunch Break & networking


CPD Update

Alison Bell, CPD Co-Ordinator in the South West


WORKSHOPS: Experience Presentations

Room A – Acting Up Experience: Janani Arulrajah, Public Health Specialty Registrar

Room B – Out of Programme (OOP) Experience: Lewis Peake, Public Health Specialty Registrar

Each presentation to last 30 minutes including Q&A


Break for tea/coffee & networking


WORKSHOPS: Good Practice Presentations

Room A – Working with your Academic Supervisor: Julie Mytton & Alasdair Wood  

Room B – Project Management Tools: Amy McCullough & Hannah Thornton, BANES

Each session to last 30 minutes including discussion


Celebrating Success

Maggie Rae, Head of School and Public Health Transformation

Closing remarks


Conference close

Please note that the full event will be recorded.

Please contact the Programme Team if you have any questions about this event. 


Register to Attend