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

The Unit is driven by a team of vibrant, enthusiastic and passionate staff, accountable to the Director of Nursing.  Key partner agents advise and support the Unit in developing the education infrastructure, education delivery mechanism, and education competencies, necessary to improve mental health services for clients and patients throughout England. 

The Unit works through networks, collaborations and partnerships. It broadens its expertise by linking to the National Mental Health Workforce Development Collaborative. The Unit facilitates the development of the mental health and learning disabilities workforce while supporting the mental health and wellbeing of health and care staff. In doing so, the Unit activities and initiatives meet the requirements of the Five Year forward view and the Five Year forward view for mental health.

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