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Older people are losing out on Psychological Therapy

Professor Alistair Burns is Professor of Old Age Psychiatry and Vice Dean for the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences at The University of Manchester, and states that "Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) is a key part of the treatment armamentarium for depression and anxiety in older people. However, the proportion of older adults – those aged 65 and over-  accessing IAPT services is low, rising from 5.5 percent in 2012-13 to 7 percent in 2015-16.  This is despite the fact that recovery rates of 60.4 percent are higher than the rest of the population (46.3 percent), a rate that increased by over 2 percent in the last year." Read in full here

Related events:

IAPT: Improving Psychological Therapies for Older People
Monday 19 June 
De Vere West One Conference Centre
London

Psychological Therapies in the NHS
Wednesday 15 March — Thursday 16 March 
Millenium Conference Centre
London

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

 

 

 


10 March 2017

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