Faculty of 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.

What do Public Health doctors do during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The Faculty of Public Health Medicine Annual Report 2021

The Faculty of Public Health Medicine has released its annual report for 2021. Click on the link below to access this publication. 

Faculty of Public Health Medicine Annual Report 2021

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