The government published the NHS Long Term Plan on 7 January 2019.
The BPC has welcomed the publication of the plan and its specific commitment to improve mental health provisions by increasing funding by £2.3 billion a year by 2023/24 to:
Anne-Marie Sandler Obituary
Psychoanalyst who influenced generations of practitioners and had a deep understanding of the mind of a child
The analyst Anne-Marie Sandler, who has died aged 92, was the clinician’s clinician. Technically adept and unafraid of the difficult states of mind and feelings psychoanalysis could uncover, she influenced several generations of practitioners, returning them to the initial interest in the minds, hearts and longings that had led them to train in the first place.
The BPC is looking to appoint two lay Board members who have a strong empathy with the organisation's objectives and have an understanding of, or interest in, psychological therapies or mental health. Experience, skills, and expertise in business development, communications or regulatory law are particularly sought.
The BJP’s annual Prize, established in 2013 in memory of Rozsika Parker, focuses on a critical engagement with questions of creativity. An influential art historian and clinician, Rozsika Parker represented WPF/FPC on the BJP’s Board for many years and was well known for her commitment to creativity, in both art and clinical practice. The Prize has two entry routes: a Student Path and a Post-Qualification Path.