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Faculty of Public Health Medicine

Public health medicine.

We are the national professional and training body for Public Health Medicine in Ireland

We work to:

  • protect the population from health threats such as communicable disease and environmental hazards
  • reduce health inequalities
  • support healthier lifestyles
  • protect and improve healthcare services for local populations.

We are accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland and are proud to meet the strict standards required to deliver postgraduate specialist training in Public Health Medicine.

Established in 1976, we are one of six postgraduate specialist training bodies based in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. We have close to 180 Members, who are experienced Public Health Specialists and leading experts in their field.

Doctors having a discussion.

What is Public Health Medicine?

Public Health Medicine is about improving and protecting the health of the population, as a whole. Public Health physicians have specialist knowledge of health protection, health service development and health improvement.

Public Health Medicine reaches beyond the usual boundaries of the healthcare system. Doctors in this specialty work in national government agencies, local community and voluntary organisations.

Want to contact the Faculty of Public Health Medicine?

Grace Kelly

Faculty Coordinator, Faculty of Paediatrics and Faculty of Public Health Medicine

Tel: +353 1 863 9695

Contact Grace for queries relating to the Faculty of Paediatrics or the Faculty of Public Health Medicine.