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2016 UKCP membership survey – the findings

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Publication date: March 23, 2017

In June 2016 we launched our first full membership survey for five years.

We wanted to hear about how important it is for you to be a member of UKCP, what you value about your membership, what you want from it and what you don’t.

The findings are now in and we want to take this opportunity to give you a flavour of what you all said and what we are doing about addressing your priorities.

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Please click here for a look at the key findings, and how we are addressing them.

Chair, Martin Pollecoff, said:

‘You elected me last year with a mandate to make UKCP more outward facing. I’m pleased to say that the findings from this survey show that you share this desire so I’m excited about how we take this forward.’

Chief executive, Janet Weisz, said:

‘While the findings on their own are interesting, it is what we do with those findings which is more important. That is why we not only wanted to show you what you told us but also how we are responding so we can improve what UKCP does for you.’

Louise Lilley, Head of Operations and Regulation, said:

‘It is gratifying to see that most of you think we perform satisfactorily in terms of the regulation that supports our register and that we should continue to focus on maintaining and improving these functions.’

Richard Hunt, Head of Communications, said:

‘One of the clear messages you sent us through this survey is that we should be promoting and helping to improve access to psychotherapy services on the NHS.

‘We will deliver an integrated communications and public affairs programme which will raise awareness of UKCP and psychotherapy more effectively with a range of audiences.’

Please click here for a full summary of the findings.

We always welcome feedback so let us know if you have any further thoughts about the findings or about how we may improve our services in the future and whether or not our priorities need to be adapted or changed by emailing