IAPT: Improving Psychological Therapies for Older People
Monday 19 June 2017
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London
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“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. Older people complete treatment with lower levels of drop outs – 74 percent complete treatment compared to 68 percent in the general population. The most recent information on access for older adults to IAPT services in proportion to age are, overall, 33 percent for England with some regional variation. So although some progress has been made, services are seeing two-thirds less older people than you might expect. It’s an easy win – a group of people needing treatment, they respond well and their participation will help CCGs reach their desired goal for numbers of people in, and recovering from, treatment.” Professor Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia, NHS England & Professor of Old Age Psychiatry and Vice Dean for the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences at The University of Manchester, 22nd January 2017
This conference focuses on the current challenges faced by providers trying to Improve outcomes older adults and how psychological therapy services can improve and succeed in providing an accessible service for an ageing populations mental healthcare needs.
Through national updates, interactive discussions and case studies from providers who are pioneering change, this conference will detail the progress already being made in delivering psychological therapies for older people and provide tips and advice on how you can successfully implement these solutions within your own organisation.