2021/22 Mental Health Workforce
The Operational Planning process for 2021/22 will include a separate ICS/STP led system level Mental Health workforce plan covering 1st April 2021-31st March 2022 by quarter.
The Mental Health workforce plan will be carried out separately through the HEE e-collections portal. Submissions will only be required from Mental Health Trusts and ICSs/STPs.
Mental Health Trusts will be responsible for submission of their provider level Mental Health workforce plan, and will only be required to submit plans using the HEE e-collections portal (ie not on SDCS).
ICSs/STPs will lead this Mental Health workforce planning process and agree a workforce plan at system level, to include workforce in i) Mental Health Trusts ii) Non-Mental Health Trusts i.e. Community, Ambulance, Acute and Primary Care iii) non-NHS organisations.
The Mental Health workforce plan for 2021/22 will enable ICSs/STPs to understand supply and demand across defined service pathways and staff professions, track investment on workforce and broaden understanding at system level including partnership working across care settings. ICS/STP level plans once completed and aggregated, will provide a national overview of the workforce position in Mental Health and allow identification of risks, mitigation strategies and levers to support delivery of the Mental Health workforce growth required for 2021/22, as laid out in the Mental Health Implementation Plan (MHIP) and Mental Health LTP analytical tool.
For further information regarding the collection please review the guidance documentation:
- Mental Health Workforce Collection User Guidance
- NHS England » 2021/22 priorities and operational planning guidance: Implementation guidance
The following guidance documents can be found on the NHS Planning FutureNHS Collaboration Platform:
- Mental Health LTP analytical tool
- Operational Planning 2020/21 Detailed Submission guidance and Technical Definitions document can be found at: NHS Planning FutureNHS Collaboration Platform ;> Library and resources > 2021/22 Supporting Guidance
In order to access the material on the NHS Planning FutureNHS Collaboration Platform, please ensure you request to ‘join’ the associated workspace.
For support to access the HEE e-collection portal, to amend user details, to set up additional users or any other technical enquiries please contact DataService@hee.nhs.uk.
All other Mental Health Workforce enquiries
For all other Mental Health workforce questions please contact your regional NHSEI Mental Health contact firstname.lastname@example.org.