2021 has seen further development and expansion of the PPN Southwest and our relationships with colleagues across the region as we develop a better understanding of our communities.
We have worked with Health Education England to better understand the psychological professions workforce and published pdf The Psychological Professions in the South west: Workforce Report (984 KB) detailing the Psychological Professions in our region and the issues they face. This report aims to inform professional workforce planning at multiple levels within NHS commissioned services, to establish baselines against which to measure required expansion and makes recommendations to support effective NHS workforce planning in the region. We have also produced a pdf summary document (882 KB) for your reference.
We continue to work with psychological leads across the Southwest to support their involvement in strategic regional workforce planning by working with Local Workforce Action Boards (LWABs); Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and the newly formed Integrated Care Systems (ICS's).