Healthcare and Chartered Psychology


NHS Scotland Careers - promotes the range and quality of careers and opportunities available in the NHS in Scotland. A Guide to NHS Scotland Careers can be found here.

NHS Education for Scotland - education and training body and a special health board within NHS Scotland.

NHS Healthcare Careers - comprehensive careers guide including case studies, details of graduate entry programmes and volunteering opportunities.  Includes psychology related roles such as psychological wellbeing practitioner.

NHS Graduate Management Scheme - comprehensive information about the scheme.

Health Service Journal - NHS focussed journal providing news, analysis, insight, data, live networking events and best practice database.

Roles in the Medical Associate Professions - information for Biological Science students on medical associate professions including Physician Associates.

Roles in Public Health - information on non-mandatory registration roles within public health including Health Trainer and Public Health Proactitioner

Adult Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme (IAPT) –  Information on IAPT services which provide evidence based treatments for people with anxiety and depression in England.

Chartered Psychology

British Psychological Society (BPS) – The BPS is a registered charity which acts as the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK, and is responsible for the promotion of excellence and ethical practice in the science, education and application of the discipline.  The site includes information on the range of chartered psychologist roles, membership directory and up-to-date news and events.  A division for each psychology specialism provides support to BPS members, providing training and advice, hosting regular events, and publishing up-to-date news and blog articles specifically relevant to each division’s interests.

Careers in Psychology – a website considering the world of psychology and the practical & emotional elements of working in this sector.  Includes articles and features that cover a range of topics related to career development, the wide variety of fields of psychology and the differences between NHS and private practice.

Psychology Student Employability Guide – A guide produced by Advance HE with the aim of supporting undergraduate psychology students who are unsure of their career goals. It provides an overview of the traditional areas of psychology along with some emerging career paths and tips on acquiring work experience and applying to postgraduate programmes.

Health Careers Psychological Professions – Health Careers is part of Health Education England and provides information on the range of health roles available including psychological professions.

ClinPsy – information and networking resource for aspiring Clinical Psychologists and those with an interest in the practice of Clinical Psychology in the UK.

Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Psychology – information on clinical psychology programmes in the UK including information on desired work experiences and key dates for application.

Association of Educational Psychologists – the trade union and professional association for Educational Psychologists in the UK.  The site has information on careers, news, events and allows access to AEP publications and information on membership benefits.

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – regulates health, psychological and social work professions which have designated titles that are protected by law and professionals must be registered to use them.  This includes practitioner psychologists.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) – professional association for members of the counselling professions in the UK.

Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA) – Scotland’s professional body for counselling and psychotherapy.

Government Occupational Psychology Profession - information for those interested in working as an occupational psychologist within the Civil Service.

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) – professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.  Website includes information on work experience opportunities for those interested in working as Sport/Exercise Psychologists.

NES Health Psychology  – information on NES trainee Health Psychologist roles.

BPS - Related roles and careers - provides information on the variety of related roles and career opportunities available, some of which do not require a psychology degree, while others are intended to supplement your main career.