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Dr Geraldine Strathdee NHS England discusses improving the physical health for people with mental health conditions

Dr Geraldine Strathdee, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England discusses improving the physical health for people with mental health conditions at today’s conference. In her presentation Geraldine discussed in-depth:

  • delivering parity of esteem
  • demonstrating improvement at a local and national level
  • improving the effectiveness of physical health checks
  • incentivizing improvement
  • an update from NHS England

In her presentation Dr Geraldine Strathdee states: 

"People are dying on our watch we must something about it."

"Parity like Charity starts at home."

"Mental Health will not be ignored across the world. Get Mental Health right & you get society right."

Dr Geraldine Strathdee's Biography:

Geraldine is NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Mental Health and a consultant psychiatrist at Oxleas NHS FT. She co-chairs the National mental health system board, which brings the new system partners together to implement the national mental health strategy. She is the clinical lead for the Mental health intelligence network and the national CCG mental health leadership programme. Her passionate commitment is to the translation of best practice standards into routine clinical practice. Current programmes which seek to do just that include: the national reducing premature mortality CQUIN, introduction of access and waits standards for early intervention psychosis, crisis and IAPT , Crisis Concordat, Primary care mental health development, promotion of positive mental health and resilience and employment . She is privileged to have the expertise and support of many networks of exceptional mental health leaders to help achieve the ambitions for mental health care in England’s Five-year Forward view. Previous roles included National Professional Adviser to Healthcare Commission and CQC, London Strategic health authority mental health lead and she was awarded the prestigious Psychiatrist of the Year in 2012.

Future conferences of interest:

Improving Physical Health for People with Mental Health Conditions
Monday 14 September 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Improving Mental Health Crisis Care
Thursday 15 October 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Positive and Proactive Care Meeting the New National Guidance on Reducing Seclusion
Tuesday 20 October 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Smoking Cessation in Mental Health
Tuesday 20 October 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Masterclass: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
Friday 13 November 2015 
Cavendish Conference Centre, London


Download: Dr Geraldine Strathdee Presentation

20 May 2015

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