Programme Board

The principal role of the Programme Board is to provide strategic advice, drawn from a range of perspectives, on the continuing development of the Lancaster Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme in accordance with the DClinPsy vision statement.


In order to deliver on its strategic remit the Programme Board will: -

  • Provide a forum for the exchange of information relevant to the delivery of the Programme between key stakeholders
  • Review and advise on the ongoing accreditation of the DClinPsy Programme with respect to the HCPC and the British Psychological Society
  • Review and advise on the Quality Monitoring Visit reports from the quarterly visits carried out by Health Education England and the responses made by the University
  • Highlight, consider and advise on the potential impact of emerging trends in the sector including national, regional or local NHS and higher education policy
  • Consider and advise on stakeholder feedback on the Programme and the resulting responses from the University


External perspectives: -

  • Consultant clinical psychologist as further representation of clinical psychology from the North West Region (external to LCFT)
  • Service user representative (via Lancaster University Public Involvement Network (LUPIN))
  • Trainee representative from each cohort (including the bespoke pathways cohort)
  • Representative of Health Education England
On behalf of the Programme team: -
  • Programme Director (or his/her nominated deputy)
  • Clinical Director (or his/her nominated deputy)
  • Programme Administrator (or his/her nominated deputy)
University perspective: -
  • The Dean of FHM (or his/her nominated deputy)
Trust perspective: -
  • Associate Director for Psychological Professions from LCFT (or his/her nominated deputy)

Programme Structure
Policy Groups
Policy Group Forum
Examination Board
Directors Committee