My name is Gracious – a project manager at the National Workforce Skills Development Unit. I am leading on a project titled ‘Preparing the workforce for the proposed Mental Health Act reform’.  This project is a collaborative piece of work with Royal College of Psychiatrists and has been commissioned by HEE. We will be exploring the implications of the proposed MHA reform on the workload of MPAC’s. The output will be a short report detailing our research, findings, conclusions, and considerations. We have commissioned an NHS research centre, The Strategy Unit, to conduct a documentary analysis of the White paper and to conduct a Delphi exercise to estimate the possible time and workload implications for MPAC’s, should the reforms go ahead. All participants will be credited in the final report submitted to HEE.

I am inviting Multi-professional Approved Clinician’s to participate in our expert reference group workshop on Monday 6th September 2021 at 2 – 4 PM. The workshop will take the form of an online meeting conducted within Microsoft Teams and will use an abbreviated form of the Delphi method to elicit and combine expert opinion on 10-20 quantities of interest.

For more information about how the workshop will run, please read the attached document.

Being from a clinical background myself, I am keen to gain some valuable insights into the current and anticipated workload and tasks that MPAC’s are required to undertake.  We are excited for this piece of work, and I hope that MPAC’s would be interested in offering their valuable perspectives and participating in the exercise. We will have a limit to the number of participants, so I ask that people register their interest early on.

Please could you kindly circulate this email across the Multi- professional Approved Clinicians networks.

Please email me directly to register your interest in participating in the workshop.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Gracious Musariri

Project Manager - National Workforce Skills Development Unit

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