Physical Health Competency Framework for Mental Health and Learning Disability Settings

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This interim framework incorporates elements of the knowledge and skills needed for registered clinical staff working in mental healthcare and/or learning disability settings to be able to meet the physical health needs of service users with serious mental illness and/or service users with a learning disability.

HEE continues to evaluate the framework and will publish the final version later this year, however, it is particularly relevant in light of COVID-19 implications to make this resource accessible now.  This framework:

  • Does not supersede previous policies or protocols; enhances existing procedures.
  • Can be used to aid recruiting or in a team discussion to improve awareness and training.
  • Designed to be accessed and used by all in a mental health capacity.

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Contributed by: Zena Wynn-Jones
Authored by: Health Education England
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First contributed: 22 June 2020
Audience access level: Full user

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