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Guest editorial Mental health workforce planning moving to a creative, capable workforce

Guest editorial Mental health workforce planning moving to a creative, capable workforce Guest editorial: Mental health workforce planning: moving to a creative, capable workforce Roslyn Hope IAPT Workforce Director Introduction The implementation of workforce changes has been The workforce is the means by which health and social both amazingly innovative and frustratingly slow, and care is delivered and is the greatest influence on what the reasons for this are the subject of many of the papers happens to service users and carers. It is also the major cost, in this special edition of the Journal. accounting for 70–80% of the budget of most NHS trusts and Mental health services have been transformed in the the third sector. It is surprising, therefore, that the subject last 30 years from being institution to community based; of workforce planning and development is one that still more importantly, there has been a sea change in the causes a slight frisson in conversations with managers. The understanding of and respect for the views and needs of distinguishing feature of the mental health workforce is service users and carers, although this isn’t universally multiprofessional team working, which is a huge strength, accepted. For example, the use of the term ‘recovery’ is but is also an area of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Mental Health Training Education and Practice Emerald Publishing

Guest editorial Mental health workforce planning moving to a creative, capable workforce

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1755-6228
DOI
10.1108/17556228200900011
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Abstract

Guest editorial: Mental health workforce planning: moving to a creative, capable workforce Roslyn Hope IAPT Workforce Director Introduction The implementation of workforce changes has been The workforce is the means by which health and social both amazingly innovative and frustratingly slow, and care is delivered and is the greatest influence on what the reasons for this are the subject of many of the papers happens to service users and carers. It is also the major cost, in this special edition of the Journal. accounting for 70–80% of the budget of most NHS trusts and Mental health services have been transformed in the the third sector. It is surprising, therefore, that the subject last 30 years from being institution to community based; of workforce planning and development is one that still more importantly, there has been a sea change in the causes a slight frisson in conversations with managers. The understanding of and respect for the views and needs of distinguishing feature of the mental health workforce is service users and carers, although this isn’t universally multiprofessional team working, which is a huge strength, accepted. For example, the use of the term ‘recovery’ is but is also an area of

Journal

The Journal of Mental Health Training Education and PracticeEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 20, 2009

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