Public Health - About Us

The North West School of Public Health is one of the Specialty Schools of Health Education North West. The School follows HENW policies and processes that meet the standards and guidance for training in place from the United Kingdom General Medical Council. The Public Health curriculum itself is designed by the Faculty of Public Health, our responsible professional college. Training in Public Health is multidisciplinary: about half of our Specialty Registrars are from a medical background, and half from other professions. The School of Public Health includes over 50 people on the specialist public health training programme.

The School of Public Health is overseen by the School Board, which is advisory to the Postgraduate Dean. The Board meets at least bi-annually. 

The North West School of Public Health training placements are grouped into three geographies – Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside, and Cumbria and Lancashire. An individual Specialty Registrar will normally be based in one of these geographies throughout their training. However, they might take advantage of special training opportunities in other geographies within the North West or elsewhere in the UK, especially later in training. All North West School of Public Health Specialty Registrars complete the MPH at Liverpool University in their first year.

Head of School 

Dr Richard Jarvis

Consultant in Health Protection, 

Cheshire & Merseyside Health Protection Team

PHE North West

Suite 3b, The Cunard Building

Water Street

Liverpool L3 1DS

T: 0344 225 0562 (choose option 1)

E: richard.jarvis@phe.gov.uk

Training Programme Directors:

Dr Muna I Abdel Aziz
MBBS, MD, MPH, PhD, CCST, FFPH
Consultant in Public Health
Families and Wellbeing
Warrington Borough Council
New Town House, WA1 2NH
Tel: 01925 442032

Greater Manchester
Dr Eleanor Roaf

Consultant in Public Health
Children, Families and Wellbeing Directorate
Trafford Council
Trafford Town Hall
Talbot Road
Stretford
M32 0TH
Tel:  0161 912 1201

Cumbria and Lancashire

Dr Zakyeya Atcha 

Organisational Medical Director

FCMS (NW) Ltd. and PDS Medical Ltd

 Newfield House-Vicarage Lane-Blackpool -FY4 4EW

ATCHA, Zakyeya (FCMS (NW) LTD) <zakyeya.atcha@nhs.net>

T: 01253 (9)52624

Stephen Atkinson 

Programme Support Business Manager 

Health Education England North West 

First Floor Regatta Place  

Brunswick Business Park Summers

Road Liverpool

L3 4BL

T. 0151 479 2577  

Admin Assistant: 0151 479 2591

E. Stephen.Atkinson@hee.nhs.uk 


Asmaa Yehia 

Programme Support  Officer 

Health Education England North West

First Floor Regatta Place  

Brunswick Business Park Summers

Road Liverpool

L3 4BL

 T. 0151 479 2585

E. asmaa.yehia@hee.nhs.uk