The national Group of Trainers for Clinical Associates in Psychology (GTiCA(A)P), cochaired by Dr Paul Fisher (University of East Anglia) and Dr Pete Keohane (University of Plymouth), have won the Best Educational Programme for the NHS award at the National HSJ Partnership Awards.
GTiCA(A)P was also Highly Commended within the Mental Health Partnership within the NHS award. This follows the CAP (Clinical Associate in Psychology) NHS Trailblazer group having won the Workforce Initiative of the Year HSJ Award 2022.
The award was collected by GTiCA(A)P chairs and members, NHS Trailblazers, CAP supervisors and, most importantly, CAPs themselves.
The judges on the winning panel described CAPs
“as an accessible training pathway which embeds widening participation and demonstrable benefit to communities. This is workforce transformation and has recognisable service benefit across systems and MDTs.”
CAPs are having a substantial impact in the services that they have been commissioned – reducing waiting times, improving care and enabling meaningful transformation. These awards demonstrate the importance and impact that CAPs are having on the ground.
You can view all the winners here.