National Workforce Skills Development Unit (NWSDU)

The NWSDU has been established to meet the workforce challenges in healthcare. The Unit is commissioned by Health Education England to support the Five Year Forward View and Stepping Forward to 2020/21 the Mental Health Workforce Plan for England. 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.

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Our portfolio agreed for 2018/19 is:

Enhancing the management of psychological distress and promoting systemic resilience 

Developing a NHS framework for harmful sexual behaviours in children and young people 

Primary care mental health: understanding skills and the current training offer 

Developing good practice in developing new workforce roles 

Supporting promotion of mental health careers and developing psychology graduate career pathways 

Using reflective practice with frequent attenders: development of an e-learning module

Our previous work included:

Perinatal mental health: training mapping

Children and young people with learning disability and complex mental health conditions transforming care workforce 

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020 8938 2091

About the NWSDU

About the National Workforce Skills Development Unit

The National Workforce Skills Development Unit was established in April 2017 by Health Education England (HEE) in collaboration with the Tavistock...

Current NWSDU projects

National Workforce Skills Development Unit projects

To date the Unit has been engaged in a broad portfolio of projects with HEE. Here are some examples of our past and current projects:

Meet the NWSDU team

Meet the NWSDU team

Chris Caldwell is the Director of Nursing and Director of NWSDU. Chris joined the Trust in November 2016. As well as her role as Director of...

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