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PTTCs

Psychological Therapy Training Co-ordinators (PTTCs)

NES is developing the educational infrastructure necessary to support training and supervision in local areas by funding Psychological Therapies Training Co-ordinators (PTTC) posts in each NHS Board.

The role of the Psychological Therapies Training Coordinator is to support the territorial NHS Boards in meeting the HEAT Access target by increasing the capacity within the current workforce to deliver Psychological Therapies and supporting service change to
ensure that the available resource is used most effectively in practice.

Although detail varies according to local circumstances their functions include:

• Working with Psychological Therapies strategic planning groups to support the increase in access to psychological therapies by identifying service gaps and workforce training needs.

• Advising on and organising the appropriate evidence-based training taking into account quality, cost, timing, and reliability

• Providing the educational infrastructure needed to ensure that training is sustainable, and establishing clinical supervision structures to ensure safe and effective practice.

 

Please contact psychology@nes.scot.nhs.uk to be directed to your local PTTC.