WINNER: Group of Trainers for Clinical Associates in Psychology - Establishing and Training a New Psychology Workforce for the NHS: University of East Anglia and University of Plymouth and Partners

The NHS needs to increase the psychology workforce by 60 per cent by 2024, yet in England in 2020 only 18 per cent of psychology graduates were accepted on to clinical psychology courses via traditional training routes. The universities’ vision is to build a new, sizeable, sustainable, and diverse psychology workforce.

The Group of Trainers for Clinical Associates in Psychology (GTiCAP) has developed and established a new masters level degree apprenticeship psychology training for the NHS. GTiCAP now comprises 10 training providers, training CAPS in six NSH England regions. Four hunded and twenty CAPs are either qualified or in training, making a significant differences to NHS systems across England.

The judges recognised this as an accessible training pathway that embeds widening participation and demonstrable benefit to communities. This is workforce transformation and has recognisable service benefit across systems and MDTs.

Highly commended:

  • Clinical Holding Training: Crisis Prevention Institute and NHS Partners


  • Bridging the Gap - Communication and Co-production with Relatives and Carers in a Changing World: Born at the Right Time

  • CardioWebinar - Virtual Cardiology Teaching Platform for the NHS and Beyond: CardioWebinar and Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital FT

  • Digital Health Leadership Academy for Nurses and Midwives: College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and NHS England

  • SW Collaborative - Personalised Care Health Coaching Programme: Help & Care and NHS Partners

  • Primary Care Heart Failure Service: Inspira Health, Medtronic, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital FT, Manchester University FT, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, Kettering General Hospital FT and University Hospitals Plymouth Trust

  • Quality Coach Development Programme: The Q Community (The Health Foundation), Central London Community Healthcare Trust and Central North West London FT

HSJ Partnership Awards 2023 winners revealed