Faculty of Public Health

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The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) is a Faculty of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United kingdom and has a membership of over 3000. It was formerly known as the Faculty of Public Health Medicine and before that as the Faculty of Community Medicine, and membership was restricted to medical practitioners. Near the end of the 20th century it opened its membership to disciplines other than medicine.

The faculty provides a continuing professional development (CPD) service for its members.

QuotationMarkLeft.png The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) is the standard setting body for specialists in public health in the United Kingdom.

FPH was established as a registered charity in 1972 following a central recommendation of the Royal Commission on Medical Education (1965-68).

FPH is a joint faculty of the three Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (London, Edinburgh and Glasgow) and also a member of the World Federation of Public Health Associations.

Although an integral part of the three Royal Colleges, FPH is an independently constituted body with its own membership, governance structure and financial arrangements.

FPH is the professional home for more than 3,300 professionals working in public health. Our members come from a diverse range of professional backgrounds (including clinical, academic, policy) and are employed in a variety of settings, usually working at a strategic or specialist level.

FPH is a strategic organisation and, as such, works collaboratively, drawing on the specialist skills, knowledge and experience of our members as well as building relationships with a wide range of external organisations.

For more than 40 years, FPH has been at the forefront of the development and transformation of the public health profession. QuotationMarkRight.pngFPH "about us" page. Last viewed 2014 (24 July).