Greater Manchester Mental Health has a number of strategies, underpinning their overarching Trust Strategy (2019-2024). All their strategies can be found here.
The Greater Manchester Mental Health Allied Health Professional Strategy (AHP) includes a dedicated section that focuses on professional, personal and leadership development. In addition, the continued professional development needs of AHPs has been mapped, with funding from Health Education England made available to support the programme of works.
Furthermore, there is a dedicated Practice Education Facilitator (PEF) who supports the education programmes for trainee AHPs and works with Higher Education Institutes to ensure the provision of support and strategy. GM Higher Education Institutes are also developing the AHP apprentice programme, and as Greater Manchester Mental Health are a member of the workstream they are in a position to influence the need of a mental health provision and a programme of education specific to the Trust.