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Division of Neuropsychology


    Service mapping report


    DoN Five-year strategy


             Workforce Survey






In recent years neuropsychology has been one of the most exciting areas of science. Advances in technology have revealed many of the secrets of structure-function relationships in the living brain, their development across the lifespan and the impact of disease, injury and degeneration. These rapid advances have opened up many new research and clinical possibilities and so staying informed and up-to-date has never been so important.

The Division of Neuropsychology (DoN) supports its members with training and advice, holds regular conferences and events, and contacts members with updates and news about the professional field throughout the year.

Our membership has a powerful voice in raising the profile of psychology, developing standards and advancing the discipline. We champion the work of our members and the contribution psychology can make to society through lots of different channels.


Message from Katherine Carpenter
DoN Chair 2015-2018

As incoming chair of the DoN Executive Committee, it’s my pleasure to welcome you to the DoN website and to let you know about some of the progress of the DoN over the past year.  The re-configured DoN structure has now been in place for four years, and is really beginning to generate benefits through increased focus and capacity.  The DoN has sponsored and been active in relation to two major international conferences, The International Neuropsychological Society Mid-Year Meeting in London, and The World Federation of Neuro-Rehabilitation: Neuropsychology Conference in Glasgow, and the Paediatric Faculty supported a very successful workshop on paediatric neuroimmunology developed with colleagues at Great Ormond Street London.  There has been continued focus on implementation of the training strategy and adaptations to accreditation criteria to allow acquired prior learning and experience.  And the DoN is making increasingly significant inroads into the commissioning agenda, with DoN members representing the interests of your patients and their families and carers, as well as those of our profession,  within relevant NHSE, NICE and devolved nation initiatives.

Over the coming year, with the benefits of the Membership Services Unit membership survey results and the Policy Unit mapping exercise, we aim to begin to operationalise the DoN Five Year Strategy with an initial focus on more visible benefits for members, improved communication and promotion of the significant and unique value of neuropsychology to a range of audiences but predominantly in a service and commissioning context.

I’m looking forward to continuing to work with the DoN Executive and Unit teams, but would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to get involved in helping us work towards achieving our Five Year Strategy objectives.  I’m also keen to stay abreast of service changes and pressures, so do get in touch.  I can be contacted on: [email protected].

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