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IAPT Long Term Conditions: Improving Outcomes & Access Delivering effective Integrated Mental Health Care & Support to people with Long Term Physical Conditions

Monday 8 October 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

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“Helping people cope with the pain and stress of physical health symptoms makes them better able to manage their condition longer-term, resulting in improved health and reduced demand for health and care services.” NHS England May 2018

“By 2020/21 over 1.5 million people with common mental health problems each year will access psychological therapies. People with common mental health problems often also have physical long term conditions such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease. When mental and physical health problems are treated in an integrated way people can achieve better outcomes.” NHS England

“People with a physical health condition are more likely than the rest of the population to experience mental ill health. More than 16 million people in England are diagnosed with a long-term physical health condition, and one in three of this group will experience a mental health problem. The mental impact of physical problems can be even more widespread for people whose condition is undiagnosed, with seven in ten people experiencing medically unexplained symptoms, such as irritable bowel syndrome or chronic fatigue, also having depression or anxiety.” NHS England May 2018

“Effective NHS mental health care for people with long-term illness is a game-changer for our patients and good news for taxpayers. By integrating talking therapies with treatment for diabetes and heart conditions, NHS patients get care for mind and body at the same time…Anyone who has to deal on a daily basis with the pain of arthritis or a serious backache knows that it not only slows you down physically but darkens your mood, sometimes leading to serious mental ill health.” Claire Murdoch national director of mental health NHS England May 2018

“Improved mental health care for patients with physical ailments has reduced demand for GP appointments and cut hospital admissions by three quarters in a pilot scheme as part of a programme of new services that NHS England is rolling out across the country.” NHS England May 2018

“IAPT-LTC services provide access to NICE-recommended psychological therapies that are truly integrated into physical healthcare pathways. There is robust evidence to show that services designed in this way reduce stigma of mental health, improve patient experience and outcomes by providing more coordinated and collaborative care… NHS England has been working with 37 early implementer sites which have trail-blazed development of these IAPT-LTC services. The new services are truly integrated into physical health pathways. IAPT practitioners attend multidisciplinary team meetings, case reviews and are co-located with physical health teams which allows for those ad-hoc corridor conversations which are so valuable. The early implementer sites are acting as pioneers to achieve true integration and have linked up with other parts of the system such as mental health liaison services and health psychology to create a seamless pathway and transition. Patients report improved experience of services…From April 2018 all CCGs should commission an IAPT-LTC service” Rebecca Gill, Project Manager IAPT-LTC

This conferences focuses on setting up and running IAPT services for Long Term Conditions in line with the national requirement to expand Improving Access to Psychological Therapies by commissioning (IAPT) services integrated into physical healthcare pathways.  Through national updates and practical case studies the conference will provide you with an essential guide ensuring your IAPT-LTC service is effective and improves outcomes for patients. 

Attendance at this conference will support you to:
• Network with colleagues who are working to develop IAPT-LTC services 
• Understand national developments and national reporting requirements
• Learn from best practice and IAPT-LTC early implementer sites  
• Ensuring effective referral and case finding 
• Reflect on how you measuring outcomes in this group 
• Learn from case studies in conditions such as diabetes, cardiology, respiratory care, medically unexplained symptoms and chronic pain 
• Understand governance and accountability frameworks 
• Ensure evidence based NICE recommended practice 
• Self assess your service 
• Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

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