Revalidation process for Independent Consultants in Public Health

October 2021 by Maisie Hockings and Mia Collett

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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 theTimes Fast Track 100last 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 bring you our biggest session yet!

For this event, we were 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 w​ould like to view the full recording, please email: Maisie Hockings or Mia Collett at or

We, at Panoramic Associates, thoroughly enjoy getting insights into our specialist market sectors, other organisations and perspectives. We run these events to build our collective knowledge and provide opportunities to create a network of like-minded individuals. 

If you have any suggestions on future topics for our next event or would be interested in attending, please contact Maisie Hockings or Mia Collett at or