Accreditation Programme for Psychological Therapies Services (APPTS)

The APPTS was developed through a partnership between the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Centre for Quality Improvement and the BPS.

The purpose of the APPTS is to support learning and improvement in the delivery of sustainable, high quality, safe and compassionate care.

The accreditation standards have undergone stakeholder evaluation and revision and are now in their third edition (Farquharson, Cohen-Tovee, Palmer, Hodge & Hildreth (2017).

The fourth edition of the APPTS standards is currently undergoing consultation and revision and will be made available soon.

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The Accreditation Programme for Psychological Therapies Services is currently looking to recruit an experienced professional from the field of psychological therapies as co-chair of our project board.

The successful candidate will join a developing team of board members to become one of two chairs: one representing The Royal College of Psychiatrists, such as an APPTS member services, and one representing the British Psychological Society.

What is the project board?

The APPTS project board comprises professionals who represent key interests and areas of expertise in the field of psychological therapy services, and service users and carers who have experience of using these services. The purpose of the group is to advise and further, the work of APPTS, whose aim is to improve the quality of psychological therapy services through a process of standards-based peer review.

If you would like to apply, please ensure you have read the role description before completing the application form.