Psychology workforce health policy in NHS S: recognises importance of psychological factors in improving physical & mental health. psychological biological/pharmacological. delivery of quality psychology care:correct numbers of trained staff. At primary, secondary & tertiary care levels: demand for psychological skills > > supply long waiting times, no service input, stifled demand, search for alternative sources of provision. pressure to make the best use of available resources to meet service demands for psychological interventions.
psychology service planning workforcetraining/education Psychology Workforce Project Psychology workforce
Survey: all staff engaged in delivery of psychology services in NHS S ‘Characteristics of the Workforce Supply in 2002' ‘Data Supplement 2001’ Key findings: Inequity Ageing population Skill mix Extracts from Scottish Population Stats Extracts from Scottish Population Stats Clinical Psychology Training Course Leavers Survey Clinical Psychology Training Course Leavers Survey ISD Psychology Workforce Information
Categories of all clinical staff (wte) employed in psychology services in NHS Scotland in 2002, as a percentage of total workforce in service. 72 16 4 3 2 3 Psychology workforce (expressed as a percentage of N= 472.0 WTE)
14 65 9 5 4 3 All clinical staff (wte) employed in psychology services in NHS Scotland in 2002, by area of work, as a percentage of total workforce in service. Psychology workforce (expressed as a percentage of N= 472 WTE)
75 1 4 20 All clinical staff (wte) employed in psychology services in NHS Scotland in 2002, by target age, as a percentage of total workforce in service. Psychology workforce (expressed as a percentage of N= 472 WTE)
Argyll and Clyde Ayrshire and Arran Borders Dumfries and Galloway Fife Forth Valley Grampian Greater Glasgow Highland Lanarkshire Lothian Tayside 31 QAPS: 20.8 61 76 - 43 - 30 Population (1000s) aged 65 years per 1 WTE of all Applied Psychologists in psychology services for services for Older Adults in NHS Scotland 2002, by Health Board area. - 70 13 22 85 Psychology workforce
Population projection of Scotland by age group. year Population (000’s) age bands (years) Source: GAD 2001. Psychology workforce
Skill Mix other clinical staff bring a range of skills & experience to psychology services. majority of fully qualified Applied Psychologists work in a multidisciplinary context. report identifies numbers of other clinical staff: Assistant Psychologists, CBT Therapists, Counsellors & Other Therapists (non psychologists-psychotherapist; family therapist; group analytic therapist; music therapist. Adult Mental Health : only area with evidence of skill mix.
Psychology workforce reorganisation of psychology services & expansion of training courses. need for a data collection system capable of monitoring holistically the impact of developments on psychology workforce. on-going data collection : reliable & up-to-date information about the workforce remains essential to monitoring progress & informing future planning. need to move beyond a simple count of individuals or whole-time equivalents to take more account of professional activities & patterns of working.
Psychology workforce Psychology Workforce Steering Group Ann Smyth, Chair, National Director of Training for Psychology Services, NES. Liz Jamieson, Project Manager, ISD. Barbara Moore, Information Analyst, ISD. Helen Allbutt, Research Co-ordinator, NES. John Cameron, Clinical Director, Psychology Directorate, Greater Glasgow PCT. Zena Wight, Director of Psychology Services, Strathdoon House, Ayr. Hugh Toner, Area Head, Fife Clinical Psychology Services, Cupar. George Deans, Head of Adult Mental Health Directorate, Aberdeen.
Psychology workforce 12 6 4 3 All Applied Psychologists (WTE) employed in Physical Health in NHS Scotland in 2002, by specialist area. (expressed as a percentage of N = 42 WTE)