Dr Gita E Bhutani, National Development Lead Psychological Professions Network, HEE
Co-Chair, Psychological Professions Network England & North West
The next couple of years are going to be a key and transformative time for the Psychological Professions and we want to ensure you are informed and ready for the exciting times ahead! The Psychological Professions Network (PPN) is hosting its second *free* conference. #PsychologicalProfessionsWeek 2021 will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions and regionally-led sessions aligned to the National Vision of the Psychological Professions.
If you’re interested in finding out about the work being done by the Psychological Professions Network in your region, you will not want to miss this workshop. It is taking place on Monday 15th November at 13:30 and will be convened by Dr Gita Bhutani.
So what is going on in the Psychological Professions Networks?
Well, what a difference a year makes – even in a pandemic. At the last PPN conference, we had three regional networks up and running and two just starting. This year, we have PPNs across England – seven in total. They map onto NHSE/I/HEE regions to ensure we work effectively with the geography.
The PPNs work to inform, enable and influence the world of publicly funded health and social care about the benefits of psychological approaches for all. On the afternoon of Monday 15th November, at our annual conference, we will be sharing some of our work in the regions to promote psychological professions leadership and input into workforce development and commissioning.
Come and hear about the role of a Chief Psychological Professions Officer (CPPO) from Dr Estelle Moore who combines this role with being PPN London Chair.
The importance of the CPPO role in psychological professions leadership and being a bridge between psychological professionals, providers, policy-makers is key.
The PPN seeks to enable psychological professions to grow their voice in leadership and areas of policy. We will be sharing how the mentoring scheme in London has enabled leadership development.
In the North West, there are three new Leadership Fellows aligned to each ICS/Combined Authority area. Come and hear their reflections about their roles and their plans for engagement and development to ensure a psychological influence on service and workforce development in the North West.
We hope you can join us and share your thoughts and questions.
To view the full week’s programme and register for the conference (it’s free!), please follow this link: https://ppn2021.com/
You can also check out the Career map for the Psychological Professions here: https://www.ppn.nhs.uk/resources/careers-map
Lastly, we recommend becoming a member of the PPN. It is free and gives you access to the latest updates, events and newsletters. To become a member please follow this link: https://www.ppn.nhs.uk/membership/why-join-us
We look forward to seeing you on the 15th November!