The regional Psychological Professions Networks are commissioned by Health Education England to provide a joined-up voice for all psychological professionals in workforce planning and development, and to support excellence in practice.
The Network is accountable to Health Education England for fulfilling the functions it has been commissioned to deliver. It does not speak ‘on behalf of’ Health Education England or any other NHS body.
Each regional PPN has a Steering Group or Board overseeing its work. These Steering Groups and Boards are accountable via their Chairs to both the respective Health Education England (HEE) regional office and to the PPN England Board.
The PPN England Board is responsible for the governance and accountability of the regional Psychological Professions Networks, as well as national PPN policies, strategy, co-ordination and oversight of the work of the regional PPNs. It is accountable to the Health Education England Mental Health Programme Board.
The Board is co-chaired by the Chairs of two regional PPNs, each representing a different region. Other members include the Chairs and Programme Managers of each regional PPN. The Board meets at least four times a year. For the current board membership see meet our team.