Here is an update of our ongoing project work:
- Integrated Care System (ICS) Stakeholder Mapping
We have identified and mapped out the Leads within Trusts, Local Authorities and each ICS across our huge Midlands patch (11 ICS's) to support our members to connect up.
- Establishing Communities of Practice
- Attending University careers events to widen access within the Psychological Professions
The PPN Midlands team have attended a number of local University careers events to help spread awareness of the range of Psychological Professions students can aspire to be apart of.
- Hosting regular events showcasing areas of interest of our membership such as: Learning Disabilities, Older Adults, and the new Psychological Practitioner roles.
Across the duration of our life span we have been supported by our wonderful members to provide thought-provoking and honest events covering areas of our members interest. Head over to our 'Midlands Resources' page to catch up on all of our past events.
- Communications across the region
Our communication strategy is through our central email, Twitter and website. We have created a PPN Midlands Weekly Bulletin which contains our top news/projects and standing items linked to ‘Connecting up’, ‘Read of the Week’, ‘Call out for Support’, and ‘You said- We did- We’re doing’ feedback. We have also mapped out the Chief Psychological Profession Officers (CPPOs) or Leads in distributed leadership roles across the Midlands, including organisations with Service Level Agreements in place in relation to the psychological professions workforce.
- Workforce Intelligence Report
Freedom of Information requests were sent across Midlands Integrated Care Systems (ICS) for workforce establishments of 12 psychological professional groups. An outcome report has been developed and will be available on our page soon.
- Review of Midlands wide WRES dataset for NHS providers related to psychological professionals
We have extracted the Midlands WRES 2019 dataset which will be analysed and compared with the newly released WRES 2020 report. You will see the outputs towards the end of April 2021.
- Pop-Up Events
We have hosted a series of introductory pop-up events for our members across January and February 2021. These included an introduction of PPN Midlands, what we are doing and what we aim to do. We have collated the themes that our audience raised and have been combining these within our weekly bulletin along with what we have down in relation to the theme. Due to the success of the pop-up’s we now host monthly sessions involving the latest news and updates from across the region and PPN Midlands.