2022/23 Mental Health Workforce
The NHSEI Operational Planning process for 2022/23 will include a separate ICS/STP led system level Mental Health workforce plan covering 1st April 2021-31st March 2023 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 required to provide a provider-level submission: ICSs will be responsible for the overall system workforce plan and the system-level submission, which will capture mental health workforce for non-mental health NHS trusts, primary care and non-NHS organisations. Please note that mental health providers are required to complete both the SDCS collection and the HEE e-collection template.
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 iii)Primary Care and iv) non-NHS organisations.
The Mental Health workforce plan for 2022/23 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 2022/23, 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 » 2022/23 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 > 2022/23 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 general queries relating to the health workforce planning collection, including queries about definitions, guidance and content, please contact: England.firstname.lastname@example.org