The Transition Committee that is monitoring the NSW Institute of Psychiatry's (NSWIOP) transition to the Health Education and Training Institute (HETI), held its second meeting for 2016 on 10 May.
The Transition Committee reviewed progress against the Transition Plan for the NSW Institute of Psychiatry (NSWIOP) and noted that delivery against the plan is on track. Key progress has been made towards the development of the NSW Mental Health Collaborative Framework which will inform and enable government agencies; community managed organisations and consumer and carer organisations, as well as NSW Health, Mental Health to develop a Mental Health Workforce Plan with expected delivery in December 2017.
The committee was informed that recent progress at the NSWIOP has focused on the establishment and implementation of governance and advisory structures for education and training, including a Training Governance Committee and external advisory committees for the Applied Mental Health Studies and Psychiatric Medicine frameworks. Consumer and Carer representation on the external advisory committees include Mr Phil Escott and Ms Eileen McDonald respectively. The committee was further advised that a Consumer Representative, Dr Meg Smith, has been appointed to the NSWIOP and the HETI Higher Education, Academic Boards.
The marketing plan was outlined for the committee and highlighted the incorporation of a full digital strategy, stakeholder engagement plan, an approach for events and conferences and development of collateral. The development of the HETI Higher Education website was noted and is due for launch in July 2016. Planning and implementation of the marketing approach is informed by a HETI Higher Education Marketing Committee.
Work has progressed for the TEQSA substantive assessment phase for accreditation and is on track.