Revalidation process for Independent Consultants in Public Health

September 2021 by Maisie Hockings and Mia Collett

Revalidation process for Independent Consultants in Public Health

At Panoramic Associates, we deliver specialist resource across the whole of the Public Sector, working with over 85% of local authorities across the UK.

We have been at the forefront of Public Health recruitment in recent years, in particular during the Covid-19 pandemic where our work was commended in our inclusion in the Times Fast Track 100 last year. With our large Public Health candidate base, our public health division have successfully connected with over 400 Public Health clients and we have made over 150 placements with 90 different public health recruiting managers.

Every day, we speak with qualified independent Consultants in Public Health and during our conversations, a growing number of our candidate base have shared that because they don’t work directly for the system, they don’t have access to Professional Appraisers/Responsible Officers in the same way as Consultants in Public Health in substantive employment do.

The network of independent/interim Consultants in Public Health who were sharing the same experience grew and they’d voiced that they’d value from having a forum or network where they can share their tips and experiences on how other people have navigated the system, so this is where the idea for our Breakfast Briefings began!

To date, Principal Consultant Maisie Hockings and I, Senior Consultant, have hosted two Breakfast Briefing sessions with Interim Consultants in our Public Health network, and everyone has found the conversations insightful. A short summary of some of the points raised in the breakfast briefings so far include:

  • The difficulty in finding Professional Appraisers or Responsible Officers

  • The difficultly in accessing SARD

  • The MAG form vs current practice

  • In the past, the interim network did peer appraisals for each other and it worked well, can we propose to do that again?

  • If so how can the interim CPH network be trained as Appraisers and/or ROs? Who do we contact to do this?

Due to the success of our Breakfast Briefings, we are delighted to announce that we have confirmed another session on the 13th October at 8am, open to everyone!

For this event, we will be joined by three brilliant guest speakers, Julian Ryder- Director of Education, Standards and Advocacy at the Faculty of Public Health, John Woodhouse – Responsible Officer at the Faculty of Public Health, and Kathy Elliott- Board Member, UK Public Health Register.

If you’re interested in joining our session, please follow the link below to register:

Sign Up Here

Secondly, if you are a Professional Appraiser or Responsible Officer with current or upcoming capacity to complete appraisals, please get in touch with us on 0117 332 8090 / or so we can share your details with our interim network.