The UK Faculty of Public Health (FPH), established in 1972 by the three UK Royal Colleges of Physicians to provide a professional home to the specialist public health workforce - who were increasingly expected to have a standard of education and training equivalent to all other medical specialties. FPH has been at the forefront of leading the development of Public Health Training since then and has built a reputation for high professional standards and internationally recognised qualifications. Whilst originally purely a medical specialty, the skills and contributions of the wider public health workforce led to changes in the specialist training scheme in the 1990s. Entry to the training scheme is now through open competition and attracts candidates from a range of different backgrounds, including medicine and other health-related fields, but which now includes a wide range of social sciences and other training and career backgrounds. FPH has revised the specialty training curriculum on several occasions, most recently in 2015, to now cover ten key areas of competence relating to the three domains of public health practice and includes key areas such as strategic leadership and collaborative working, as well personal and ethical development. Key Messages: 1 Multi-disciplinary public health approaches add value to a purely medical training approach. 2 The UK system demonstrates â€“ and has benefitted from - this added value. 3 Colleagues may wish to consider whether such a move may add value to the training in their own setting.