Sent on behalf of Dr Gita Bhutani, Chair of the Psychological Professions Network North West & Clare Baguley, Programme Manager, Psychological Professions Network, Clinical Advisory Team

Dear colleagues,

The PPN NW is delighted to invite you to our newly formed  ‘New & Emerging Roles Forum’. Our first meeting takes place on Thursday 29th April , 09:30-11:30.


The aim of the forum is for Psychological Professionals and stakeholders with an interest workforce development and the contribution of new roles, to:  

- Receive updates, share intelligence and best practice on new and emerging roles across the NW and other regions.

- Provide a forum within which CPPOs and PP workforce leads can develop an understanding of new and emerging roles within the PPS and consider how these relate to strategic workforce planning without their own organisations

- Facilitate conversation with national influencers, decision makers & professional bodies on issues of workforce development, including opportunities for strengthening accreditation and regulation of new and emerging roles.

For our first meeting we are pleased to welcome guest presenter Dr Adrian Whittington who is the National Lead for Psychological Professions, NHSE/I and HEE, IAPT National Clinical Advisor: Education and will join us to explain the role of the National Psychological Stakeholder Group and it’s work in the development of governance processes for new roles in the Psychological Professions.

Please find the following quarterly meetings listed below:

Thursday 29th July – 10am – 12pm

Thursday 21st Oct – 2pm – 4pm

Thursday 27th Jan 2022 – 1pm – 3pm

Thursday 21st April 2022 – 1pm – 3pm


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We hope you can join us, if you want to discuss further please do not hesitate to get in touch.