Public Health Practitioners work in a variety of areas of public health, supporting various community sectors and teams. This can include immunisation programmes, or healthy lifestyle programmes. They are not regulated by law, but can choose to join a register that is accredited by the PSA, which ensures they adhere to high standards.
The United Kingdom Public Health Register operates a voluntary register for specialists and practitioners working in public health. It upholds and assures the professional standards for competence required to work in this field.