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BPS applies for accreditation of wider psychological workforce register

24 March 2021

The British Psychological Society has applied to the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) for accreditation of a register covering the wider psychological workforce.

This is part of our aim to launch of an individual registration scheme with NHS England for psychological roles that are currently unregulated, including psychological wellbeing practitioners, children’s wellbeing practitioners and education mental health practitioners.

We are also seeking to register other roles in the wider psychological workforce that fall outside of the current NHS England registration scheme, including the new clinical associate in psychology role and the clinical associate in applied psychology role in Scotland.

The society has been pursuing this scheme with NHS England, and accreditation from the PSA is one of the specification criteria we are required to meet.

As part of its assessment of our application, the PSA is currently seeking people to share their experiences of the BPS and our ability to meet the standards required. Whatever your experience with the BPS is, your comments would be useful as part of the PSA’s assessment.

You can see more details on the standards set by the PSA on its website, along with details about accredited registers more generally.

If you are able to contribute to the PSA’s assessment of our application, please take a look at the online form and respond before the deadline on 24 April.

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