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Improving the Physical Health Outcomes of People with Serious Mental Illness

This Conference is now Closed

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In the Mental Health Five Year Forward View, NHS England committed to leading work to ensure that by 2020/21, 280,000 people living with SMI have their physical health needs met by increasing early detection and expanding access to evidence-based physical care assessment and intervention each year. The NHS England standard equates to at least 60% of people with SMI should have a comprehensive physical health check and be offered relevant interventions at least once a year. As of August 2019 29.5% of people on GP SMI registers were in receipt of all six elements of the health checks in the 12 months to the end of 2019/20 Q1 (144,160 out of 489,185 people received all six elements of the checks). (NHS England August 2019).  

This conference takes a practical case study based approach to assessing, monitoring and improving the physical health outcomes of people with serious mental illness. There is a focus on integrated working, 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 also includes an extended focus session on improving the physical health outcomes for older adults with mental illness following the 2019 Royal College of Psychiatrists report ‘Caring for the Whole Person’:

“At least half of people with a mental health condition also have at least one long-term physical illness, and many have multiple and complex needs that current systems struggle to meet.”

Centre for Mental Health 2019 

“The life expectancy of people with severe mental illnesses can be up to 20 years less than the general population.”

NHS Long Term Plan January 2019

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues working to improve the physical health outcomes for people with mental health conditions
  • Reflect on the lived experience
  • Learn from established practice in the assessment and management of physical health conditions
  • Understand and reflect on what you need to do to bring together physical and mental health
  • Update your knowledge on national developments
  • Ensure every person under your care receives effective assessment and monitoring of physical health needs
  • Understand how you can support people to improve physical health and the impact on personal recovery journeys
  • Develop your skills in screening, assessment, treatment and monitoring
  • Improving physical health outcomes for older people with SMI: meeting the Royal College of Psychiatrists recommendations 
  • Understand how you can improving and monitoring the physical health of those with Schizophrenia
  • Identify key strategies for improvement smoking cessation
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Dr Arokia Antonysamy

Consultant Psychiatrist
Ministry of Defence

Mr Paul Scates

Senior Peer Specialist, Campaigner and Ambassador

Dr Ed Beveridge

Consultant Psychiatrist & Trust Clinical Lead for Physical Health in Mental Health
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Ian Prenelle

Lead Consultant Psychiatrist 10,000 years lost programme
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events, whether it be a sponsored session, or a virtual booth, a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage face to face with your key audience on-site and virtually 
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for virtual & hybrid exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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