1.Access the current Funding Scheme provided by HEE for Spring 2021 

2.Access HEE advice and support on how to progress through the sustainable Apprenticeship Levy funding

North Region Assistant Practitioner for Mental Health Workforce Development Offer

Stepping forward to 2020/21 states the importance of adopting support roles as part of the large scale expansion the mental health workforce in order to meet the ambition of treating one million more patients by 2021.

All of the North STPs have identified the development of support roles as part of their workforce expansion strategy.

Coordinated expansion of the AP role across mental health and improving access to psychological therapy teams (IAPT). Builds sustainability by building commitment and capability of service providers at scale and pace to access apprentice levy funding to develop AP career pathways.

Assistant Practitioner Offer:

  • Training support package for NHS & NHS commissioned providers of Mental Health and IAPT services to take up the Assistant Practitioner role to enhance their care pathways.
  • Integrated practical support to develop the capability of NHS & PIVO mental health service providers to access apprentice levy funding for sustainability of new Assistant Practitioner apprenticeships in mental health.
  • Monitoring and quality assurance of the uptake and application of the role across mental health settings to guide implementation and disseminate new ways of working and good practice at scale and pace.

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