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Workforce assesses the number of psychiatrists working in the UK
in order to aid the implementation of more flexible workforce
planning and practice.
Here are a selection of documents which include guidance, plans
and a census:
These policies set out to ensure the safety
and well-being of staff, the volunteer and service users in line
with best practice and the need to protect potentially vulnerable
people of all ages, and is written in relation to voluntary work
and work experience undertaken at a number of premises in the
The Joint Guidance on the Employment of
Consultant Psychiatrists has been revised and this document
replaces the one produced in 2005. It omits all
reference to prescribed numbers of consultant psychiatrists
as it highlights the importance of assessing the need for the
post in the context of the multi disciplinary team and the
value of job planning. Furthermore, the new
version includes an example job description and person
specification for ease of local implementation.
Responsibility and Accountability: Moving on
for New Ways of Working to a Creative, Capable Workforce is
intended for practical use by multi disciplinary teams in decision
making by clarifying for all professions where their
responsibilites and accountabilities lie.
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