Improving Physical Health for People with Mental Health Conditions
Friday 24 March 2017
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London
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This conference takes a practical case study based approach to delivering parity of esteem improving the physical health of people with mental health conditions. There is a focus on early intervention, and through learning from organisations that have succeeded in addressing the challenge of improving the physical health of people with mental health conditions. The conference will focus on meeting the national recommendation set out by The Five Year Forward View 2016, the Mental Health Taskforce in February 2016, and the Improving the physical health of people with mental health problems: Actions for mental health nurses policy published by the Department of Health in May 2016.
“Delivering these new integrated services is critical to building care holistically around the needs of the person to improve their outcomes and support them to achieve wellbeing. This approach is also expected to release significant savings and efficiencies for the NHS, based on evidence which demonstrates reduced healthcare utilisation in, for example, A&E attendances, short stay admissions and prescribing costs. Identification and reinvestment of these savings will allow new services to become fully sustainable within 12 months” The Five Year Forward View 2016
“The 2016/17 CQUIN on improving physical healthcare to reduce premature mortality in people with severe mental illness is an important lever in addressing the issue of physical health care for this group...NHS England will seek to extend the CQUIN beyond 2016/17.” The Five Year Forward View 2016
The conference will include national updates and case study sessions focusing on making parity of esteem a reality, early intervention, promoting fitness and physical activity, improving physical health for people with severe mental illness, smoking cessation, the role of drug abuse, monitoring physical health, the role of recovery services, reducing medication physical health side effects and the role of liaison psychiatry.
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