School of Public Health

Welcome to the School of Public Health

Health Education England, North West

An introduction from the Head of School, Richard Jarvis

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

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. As Head of School, I am very privileged to be supported by three zonal Programme Directors who each have one half day per week to develop the portfolios of training locations in Cumbria and Lancashire, Greater Manchester, and Cheshire and Merseyside.

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. Training in Public Health is multidisciplinary: about half of our Specialty Registrars are from a medical background, and half from other professions. 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.

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.

There are currently over 50 Specialty Registrars on the public health training programme. We have over 30 accredited training locations in local authorities, Public Health England, NHS trusts and other more specialised locations. The School relies on approximately 80 accredited educational and academic supervisors to support and direct registrars through training.

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)

Training Programme Directors

Cheshire and Merseyside                      

Dr Muna I Abdel Aziz
Director of Public Health
Families and Wellbeing
Warrington Borough Council
New Town House
Warrington WA1 2NH
T: 01925 443967

Cumbria and Lancashire                             

Dr Zakyeya Atcha
Consultant in Public Health
FCMS (NW) Ltd. and PDS Medical Ltd.
Newfield House
Vicarage Lane
Blackpool FY4 4EW
T: 01253 952624

Greater Manchester                                         

Eleanor Roaf
Interim Director of Public Health
Children, Families and Wellbeing Directorate
Trafford Council
Trafford Town Hall
Talbot Road
Stretford M32 0TH
T:  0161 9121201

North West School of Public Health Support Team

Programme Support Officer

Asmaa Yehia
Health Education England North West            
First Floor Regatta Place
Brunswick Business Park
Summers Road
Liverpool L3 4BL
T: 0151 479 2585

Programme Support Business Manager

Stephen Atkinson
Health Education England North West
First Floor Regatta Place
Brunswick Business Park
Summers Road
Liverpool L3 4BL

T: 0151 479 2591