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Promoting Excellence In Psychological Health & Wellbeing

Welcome to the July edition of e-news

25 Jul

Alice Plummer takes you through the latest news from PPN KSS

A warm welcome to the July edition of the PPN KSS newsletter!

How can we maximise the impact of the psychological professions?

If you are intrigued by this question, and how together we can transform lives and deliver our NHS Long Term Plan… Please follow this link as the first wave of bookings for our Annual Conference on 19th November 2019 is herewith *going live*!

The day will be packed with interactive and also creative elements. As you can see from the conference poster (click here), we will together explore various aspects of the NHS Long Term Plan, provide an update of our work one year on from the launch conference, with lots of opportunity to network as well.

This conference will tie in closely with the project Psychological Professions Into Action, which will be launched after the summer. It will involve a large-scale online conversation where together we can explore how we can maximise the collective impact of the psychological professions. Please watch out for the comms via twitter @KSSPPN, our news section on our website and also via email on how to join this conversation. 

In this edition, we are also continuing with our series on the NHS Long Term Plan. Thank you for all the articles that have been submitted. It is great to read how the psychological professions workforce is and will be supporting the delivery of the Plan. Please also follow this link to see the PPN Infographic, suggesting 8 ways...

We are also delighted to announce another event on 30th September 2019: *The PPN KSS PWP Subnetwork Launch*. Please follow our news section and Twitter for publicity and more updates. Thank you so much to Simon Winter, Lizzie Gray and the PWPs across the region for making this happen.

It is great news to now also have Chloe Stewart on board to join up Health Psychologists; please read more from Chloe here. Becoming a link person for a particular psychological profession means that you get to join the PPN KSS Steering Group and contribute to the work of the PPN. This is a great opportunity for professional development as well as providing a strategic voice for a particular profession or an area of interest. We have further requests that we are currently looking into, including for a ‘Pre-reg’ Subnetwork.

We are continuing to be very busy with our project work. In the last two Steering Groups, we had very interesting presentations by Clare Daniel, Jackie Allt and Hannah Denton on the scoping they have carried out on the following projects: Promoting Psychological Practice in Physical Healthcare, Developing Leadership in the Psychological Professions, and, Exploring the Contribution of Psychological Professions to Promoting Wellbeing in Communities. We look forward to publishing the scoping papers in due course. Again, please keep your eye on the news section and follow us @KSSPPN.

Eloise Tierney has been working on the project, Developing Evidence Into Practice Partnerships. You can read more from Eloise here.

We are about to launch an animation and a flyer to widely promote the 12 Psychological Professions. Please also watch this space for the interactive career map that will be launched after the summer. It will help to inform career choices for the psychological professions. During her Darzi Fellowship, Cristina La Cara was working on this project, which included a survey to find out more about how to support students in their career choices. All these materials will, for the first time, present our psychological professions together to support a more unified and strategic voice. 

Also, you can still register your expression of interest to get involved in Promoting the Value of Consultative (aka) Indirect Working. Please email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

As ever, we are keen to increase our memberships and stakeholder engagement within this community of practice. Therefore, please continue to promote the PPN. As you know we uniquely join up the psychological professions with policy makers/ planners and the public, as well as the wider NHS workforce. Membership is either by psychological profession or by stakeholder. We connect everyone who is involved or interested in shaping psychological healthcare in the NHS. You can join this free membership network here.

Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to get involved or have any ideas or thoughts to share.

Alice Plummer

Clinical Programme Manager, PPN KSS

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