How do I learn about issues in the NHS if I don't work in it

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How do I learn about issues in the NHS if I don't work in it

Post by maven » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:09 pm

You might like to:

- Stick some search terms (relating to current issues) into the Department of Health website (e.g. ... psychology )
- Scout around the BPS or DCP sites for relevant info/publications: (e.g. ... ations.cfm )
- Browse through some of the back issues of (Clinical Psychology) Forum: ... letter.cfm
also Service and Practise Update the newsletter of the Child Faculty or other SIG publications
- Look up the National Service Frameworks that relate to relevant populations
- Read the NICE guidelines for various conditions that might be relevant
- Consider the move of psychology to statutory regulation through the HPC
- Look at the issues raised by AfC (eg how it cost the government £9 billion of which £7B ended up in the pockets of medical doctors, through the new consultant and GP contracts, and only £2B came to all the other staff groups put together, yet is leading to down-banding of "expensive" professions like CP).
- May be some ideas here: viewforum.php?f=20
- Take a look at material such as:
◊ Cheshire & Pilgrim’s (2004) A Short Introduction to Clinical Psychology
◊ Hall & Llewelyn’s (2006) What is Clinical Psychology?
◊ Andrew Page & Werner Stritzke (2006) Clinical Psychology for Trainees: Foundations of Science-Informed Practice
◊ Huey & Britton (2002). A portrait of clinical psychology. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 16, 29-78.
- Join an assistant group or track down some trainees/CPs who work in the NHS

P.S. You won’t be expected to know everything…

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