New Blog Post: From being 11 years of age, you didn’t discuss things like that because the dream would have burst

Author: Gita Bhutani, Chair of the PPN Workforce Board
Date: 2nd December 2016

There has been a lot of focus in the media recently about the abuse experienced by boys at football clubs and some of them have grown up to become professional footballers. Some of these professional footballers who are now retired have been on television and radio to say what happened to them. There are now reports of over 860 phone calls to an NSPCC hotline, 17 police forces are now investigating, police have said around 350 people have reported child sexual abuse at UK football clubs. The numbers are big and behind all these numbers are the traumatic experiences of boys who thought they were being giving the opportunity to follow their dream. Yet following that dream came at the price of living a nightmare: One said ‘From being 11 years of age, you didn’t discuss things like that because the dream would have burst’. Read more

New Savoy 10th Anniversary Conference

Wednesday 15 March 2017 — Thursday 16 March
Millenium Conference Centre, London

2017 marks the 10th anniversary for the New Savoy conferences: a decade in which we have seen industrialization of delivery models for evidence-based psychological therapies.

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Providing a 'safe space' in healthcare safety investigations

The proposal outlined in this consultation will legally ensure that information that staff provide as part of a health service investigation will be kept confidential except where there is an immediate risk to patient safety, or where the High Court makes an order permitting disclosure. This broadly mirrors the procedures followed in air accidents investigations.

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Senior PWP Leadership and Development Short Course

Date: Wednesday 1st March 2017
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: £90 per person

By the end of the workshops participants will:

  • Have a thorough working understanding of the COM-B model
  • Have a good understanding of the new PWP curriculum
  • Have considered different leadership styles and their own personal leadership journey

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Improving Lives: Supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities

Tuesday 31st January 2017, Manchester Conference Centre

How is the NHS supporting adults with learning disabilities?

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NIHR - EME Programme Bulletin – Winter Edition

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Maastricht Workshop – Understanding and Working with Problematic Thoughts, Beliefs & Paranoia – 14th – 16th December 2016

This workshop will provide training for professionals in mental health care through a ‘Lived Experience’ perspective to help in their work with patients who experience paranoia and those who suffer from problematic thoughts and beliefs.

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Save the Date – 3rd International Health and Wellbeing Research and Real Impact Conference

Monday 5th June 2017

The conference will address the theme "Think Globally, Act Locally: Health and Wellbeing across the
Life Course". International experts will share innovative approaches to addressing inequalities in
health and wellbeing across the globe. We will then showcase examples of how global innovations are becoming a reality in our own Region.

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Global Health Research – NIHR funding available

In line with the UK aid strategy, HM Treasury has allocated Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding to the Department of Health to commission internationally outstanding applied global health research. Aiming to deliver measurable benefits for patients and the public in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).

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New Blog Post: Promoting PPN Internationally

Author: Gita Bhutani, Chair of the PPN Workforce Board
Date: 25th November 2016

This time last week, Laura Golding and I were privileged to be in Santander, Spain presenting on the PPN. This was a journey that took a day to get there and a day to get back as there did not appear to be any winter flights directly to Santander from the North of England. We flew from Manchester to London, then from London to Madrid and then on to Santander. In total, three flights and two taxis and lots of walking around airports (steps targets met!). The only things missing transport-wise were trains and boats but there were plenty of boats to be seen in the harbour at Santander. It was strange being at work in Santander – it didn’t look like work (or anywhere I have worked) and it felt like it should have been a holiday but we were there with work colleagues and we did do some work too!

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