The Collaborative supports the work of the National Workforce Skills Development Unit (NWSDU), which is hosted by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. The unit provides administrative support for the Collaborative and the Collaborative supports the work of the unit.
The National Workforce Skills Development Unit was established in April 2017 by Health Education England in collaboration with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. The unit develops strategic initiatives to enhance mental health capability across the healthcare system. This meets the requirements of the Five year forward view[PDF] and the Five year forward view for mental health [PDF]. The unit has a national focus on workforce issues related to mental health and aspires to be a helpful resource to the system around workforce development for mental health and learning disabilities. The Unit facilitates the development of mental health and learning disabilities workforce while supporting the mental health and wellbeing of health and care staff. In doing so, it delivers projects with a national focus on workforce issues. The Unit plans to continue to work with HEE and other stakeholders to achieve transformation strategy to support services delivering the care and treatment to meet individual, family and community need.
Workforce development projects
The Unit has a broad and flexible portfolio of projects in relation to mental health and learning disabilities workforce which all focus on developing workforce and enhancing its capacity. The work of the unit include the national projects with focus on strategic workforce issues.
For further details of the Unit’s projects, please click here or visit the unit’s website: www.tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/NWSDU
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