School of Public Health

Welcome to the School of Public Health-Health Education North West Merseyside

An introduction from the Head of School, Richard Jarvis


I am delighted to introduce the North West School of Public Health to you.

The School of Public Health is part of Health Education England, and serves the whole of the North West of England. We train and educate public health experts and leaders to serve the people of the North West and beyond. Our graduates hold jobs in a wide variety of organisations that have public health as their focus including Local Authorities, the NHS, academic organisations and Public Health England.

Public health work is vital in supporting the UK to achieve the global-class health outcomes its people expect. I believe graduates of the scheme can be proud that they trained in the North West and can aspire to be the local, national and global public health leaders who really make a difference to peoples’ health and their lives. Public health work is not just important; it’s a whole lot of fun too! All the hard work of training is amply repaid by a varied and fulfilling career in so many different roles and locations.

The School of Public Health is one of the Specialty Schools in Health Education England. We follow HEE policies and processes that meet the standards and guidance for training in place from the United Kingdom General Medical Council. The Public Health curriculum is designed by the Faculty of Public Health, our responsible professional college. Training in Public health is multiprofessional: about half of our Specialty Registrars have a medical background, and half are from other professions.

The usual duration of training is 4 years, with most registrars taking an additional year undertaking a Masters degree in Public Health. There are currently around 50 Specialty Registrars on the public health training programme. We have 38 accredited training locations in local authorities, Public Health England, acute and community trusts and other more specialised locations. The School relies on approximately 80 accredited educational and academic supervisors to support and direct registrars through training.

Dr Richard Jarvis

Head of School of Public Health 

Health Education England North West 

First Floor   Regatta Place  Brunswick Business Park  

Summers Road Liverpool L3 4BL

Tel: 0151-4792585

Stephen Atkinson 

Programme Support Business Manager 

 Health Education North West

T. 0151 479 2577 


Asmaa Yehia                                                      

Programme Support Officer

Health Education England

 T.  0151 479 2585