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Electronic Prescribing in Mental Health: News and Updates

In October 2016 the National Report 'Improving the physical health of people with severe mental illness" was released by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and written in partnership with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the Royal Colleges of General Practitioners, Nursing, Pathologists, Physicians, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Public Health England. This report highlights the critical importance of electronic prescribing in mental health.

This conference will focus on planning, developing and implementing clinically led electronic prescribing systems in a mental health setting – both inpatient and community. Through national updates, and practical case studies from organisations with a proven track record of effective implementation the conference will support you to improve patient care through delivering and improving the effectiveness of electronic prescribing systems within your mental health service.

Speaker news and updates:

Recommendations from ‘Improving the physical health of adults with severe mental illness’

Dr Geraldine Strathdee National Mental Health Intelligence Network Clinical Lead Public Health England

  • the facts and figures about the greatest inequality in healthcare in england from the MH intelligence network
  • who needs to act to stop the 20 year premature deaths, pain and distress and frequent relapses caused by untreated physical illness in smi
  • what good Practice in self management, family support, primary care, acute care and specialist mh service can be spread
  • what can the professional bodies and 5 ALBs do to help
  • the critical role of digital and e prescribing : what’s the state of digital maturity of electronic health systems

Dr Geraldine Strathdee Full Presentation Click Here

In her Presentation Dr Geraldine Strathdee stated: 

“If you don’t have the information, you are just another person with an opinion”

 “If we are much for personalised in our care we will be much more successful – that’s why a one size fits all approach dose not work well”

“It is a bit of a post code lottery for rates of care, deaths, recovery etc.”

Dr Geraldine Strathdee Biography:

National Clinical Lead, Mental Health Intelligence Network|PHE Specialist adviser on Population mental health, integrated care and prevention |Hon. Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxleas NHSFT |Visiting Professor, Integrated mental health programme, UCL Partners|Patron, Positive Practice collaborative|Trustee, the Poppy Factory

ePrescribing in a Digital NHS: National Update

Peter Pratt Head of MH & LD Medicines Strategy NHS England Chief Pharmacist & Director of Pharmacy Services, Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield & Member National Working Group for Improving the Physical Health of People with SMI

  • EPrescribing in Mental Health: where are we now?
  • developing effective measures of eprescribing maturity
  • standardizing eprescribing across hospitals
  • implementation of national standards for the descriptions of drugs and dosages, standardisation of prescribing and ensuring integration between pharmacy and prescribing systems
  • learning from the digital exemplar sites
  • how can we use eprescribing to change prescribing behavior
  • moving forward: critical success factors

Peter Pratt Full Presentation Click Here

Peter Pratt Biography:

Peter Pratt is currently working as Head of Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Medicines Strategy at NHS England and as Chief Pharmacist Associate at Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust.

He worked as a specialist pharmacist in psychiatry for over 30 years and as Chief Pharmacist at Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust since 2003.

Peter was the former chairman of United Kingdom Psychiatric Pharmacy Group (UKPPG),  Fellow of the college of mental health pharmacists and previously executive board member of the national association of psychiatric intensive care units (NAPICU)

He has extensive experience of psychopharmacology and pharmacy practice in mental health throughout the UK. Peter is also a Member of several NICE clinical guideline development groups including schizophrenia & psychosis with substance misuse and violence & aggression.

Future events of interest:

DIGITAL IAPT 2017 Disrupting IAPT: can digital pathways 'change the game'?
Monday 8 May 2017 
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Achieving Better Access for Mental Health Crisis Care
Friday 28 April 2017 
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Service User Experience in Mental Health
Friday 12 May 2017 
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Legal Masterclass: Information Sharing for Mental Health Professionals
Friday 19 May 2017 
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London


10 March 2017

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