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Division of Health Psychology

The goal of health psychology is to study the psychological processes underlying health, illness and health care, and to apply these findings to the promotion and maintenance of health, the analysis and improvement of the health care system and health policy formation, the prevention of illness and disability, and the enhancement of outcomes for those who are ill or disabled. 

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Best practice in psychology recruitment

This document is about “Best practice in psychology recruitment’ and is for anyone who is involved in the recruitment of applied psychology posts primarily within health and social care including:

  • heads of service and lead psychologists
  • Human Resources staff
  • those involved in placing adverts in, for example, NHS Jobs and BPS Jobs

Read our full document on best practice in psychology recruitment.

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