IAPT – Achieving the vision of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies
Join our panel of clinical and industry experts in conversation, on Wednesday 02 December 2020 from 12:30 – 13.45, in the sixth of a series of free, live webinars.
Connect Health “Change” bring you the sixth in a series of webinars to make and embed transformation in healthcare. Aimed at system leaders and clinicians across the NHS, the webinars provide practical solutions to the challenging issues we are all grappling with.
In 2014 NHS England laid down an ambitious vision to put health care for people with mental health problems on an equal footing with care for people with physical health problems. People of all ages and from all groups should receive the equivalent level of timely, evidence-based, clinically effective, recovery focused, safe and personalised care as people with a physical health condition.
In this IAPT webinar, a number of key themes and issues will be discussed in order to reflect on progress toward the 2020 vision:
- Integrated approaches between physical health and mental health in IAPT is still under-developed. For example, the overlap between MSK and mental health has been largely ignored in the past (31% of people with MSK pain have moderate or severe depression). There needs to be an integrated approach that treats the whole person, not the body parts.
- Longstanding disparities exist in mental health support for BAME individuals. Work needs to be done to address poor experiences and mistrust, and tackle inequities in access and recovery rates within the BAME population.
- Indirect COVID-generated demand on mental health services will be significant – based on socioeconomic impact such as poverty, unemployment and isolation, which will be sustained for the next year at least. The risk of health and social care staff burnout could deliver a ‘double whammy’ for NHS.
- COVID has offered the opportunity to transform services and this should now be used to challenge a lack of innovation and rigidity in the IAPT model.
Speakers include senior experts from all spectrums spanning, primary, secondary, community care and patient voice.
(subject to change)
12.30: Dr Graeme Wilkes, Chief Medical Officer, Connect Health – Opening remarks from the chair
12.40: Charlotte Augst, Chief Executive, National Voices – Mental health – the true impact on patients
12.50: Marie Chellingsworth, Group Clinical Director, Concern Group will discuss the challenges in taking IAPT services from where they were, to where they need to be
13.00: Dr Ollie Hart, GP and PCN Clinical Director NHS Sheffield will debate MSK and mental health. Success and innovation in the integration of mental health into primary care and future gazing
13.10: Claire Forkes, Service Manager, Central Region, Occupational Health Services, Connect Health will highlight issues with employment and mental health – the link to longer term health outcomes, biopsychosocial approaches and the social impact on work.
13.20: Mini Mangat, Head of Patient Engagement, Connect Health – will uncover learning in ensuring a patient centred approach when developing services
We have recently launched a Board Assurance Prompt in conjunction with the Good Governance Institute which will also be featured in the webinar.
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