About us

The UK Public Health Register is an independent, dedicated regulator for public health professionals in the United Kingdom, providing professional regulation to public health specialists and public health practitioners from a variety of backgrounds, all of whom have a common core of knowledge, and skills.


The Register is particularly for those public health professionals who have no other regulatory body.


We define public health as:   "The science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through organised efforts of society." (Sir Donald Acheson) and our primary objective is to provide public protection by ensuring that only competent public health professionals are registered and that high standards of practice are maintained. 


The underpinning principles for the UK Public Health Register include:

  • Public protection
  • Fairness
  • Transparency
  • Robustness
  • Collaboration with appropriate bodies



The Register is administered by a not-for-profit company. This arrangement protects the independence of the Register.  The Register will be kept secure and protected against falsification and procedures comply with the Data Protection Act.