Promoting Excellence In Psychological Health & Wellbeing

Welcome to the May edition of e-news

31 May

Alice Plummer provides an update for the month of May

Welcome to the May edition of the PPN KSS newsletter!

We are continuing with our series on the NHS Long Term Plan, in the build up to this year’s PPN KSS Annual Conference on 19th November 2019. Conference theme: ‘Delivering together the psychological NHS Long Term Plan.’ Thank you to all who have already submitted articles so far! We look forward to hearing more about the different ways that the psychological professions are and will be supporting the delivery of the Plan across the region. Please also see here for our PPN infographic.

Please continue to promote the PPN, so we can continue to grow a thriving community of practice. We uniquely join up at least 12 psychological professions with policy makers/ planners and the public. Membership is either by psychological profession or by stakeholder, as we would like to join up with as many different people and stakeholders who are involved or interested in shaping psychological healthcare in the NHS. This is a free membership network, and you can sign up via www.kss-ppn.nhs.uk

We are delighted to have new requests to develop PPN KSS Subnetworks or provide a link into a profession. The development of the Subnetwork for PWPs is already underway. Any requests for subnetworks can be profession specific or around a shared area of interest, and provide an opportunity to participate in the work of the PPN KSS through the Steering Group. You will hear more about the PPN KSS Subnetworks in future editions of this newsletter.

We have been very busy with our project work, and are delighted to announce recent appointments to deliver scoping papers for the following projects:

  • Clare Daniel from Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust on: Promoting Psychological Practice in Physical Healthcare;
  • Jackie Allt from Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust on: Developing Leadership in the Psychological Profession;.
  • Hannah Denton from Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust on: Exploring the Contribution of Psychological Professions to Promoting Wellbeing in Communities.

We are also working on Developing A Career Map for the Psychological Professions. The electronic career map is being developed, alongside other materials which we will present in forthcoming newsletters. Here, the 12 psychological professions will all be presented together for the first time!

We are also looking forward to updating you in the next newsletter on:

  • Forming a Strategic Voice Together. Here we will be using crowdsourcing methodology on a large scale to work on this exciting area together. PPs Into Action, watch this space!
  • Eloise Tierney, Research Assistant for the PPN, will be summarizing all the findings from the survey and interviews she carried out on: Forming Evidence into Practice Partnerships.
  • We have had new expressions of interest to get involved in Promoting the Value of Indirect Working – more to follow soon!

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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