More people getting faster access to Talking Therapies
NHS Digital has published new data showing; “a record number of people made a recovery from mental ill health, due to NHS talking therapies last year. The annual report on NHS England’s Improving Access to Talking Therapies (IAPT) programme, shows that half of people completing a course of treatment for conditions including depression and anxiety, recovered from their condition.”
Commenting on the report Claire Murdoch, NHS England’s National Mental Health Director, said:
“The NHS is reversing years of under-investment in mental health, with £1.6 billion extra funding going into local services since 2013. Putting mental health on a level footing with physical care remains a priority for NHS England, and from April this year every part of the country will be required to increase the share of their budgets going towards mental health care. No one would claim that the transformation we all want to see will happen overnight, but with a rising number of people getting successful treatment for common conditions like depression and anxiety, it’s clear that we are making important progress.” https://www.england.nhs.uk/2018/02/mental-illness-recovery/
Claire Murdoch will be discussing funding and delivering workforce expansion in talking therapies at the New Savoy Conference Psychological Therapies in the NHS: A New Deal for Depression being held on 21st and 22nd March 2018 at The Millenium Conference Centre, London.
Confirmed speakers include; Rt. Hon. Norman Lamb MP, Claire Murdoch, Debbie Abrahams, MP, Paul Farmer CBE, Luciana Berger MP, Dr Matthew Patrick, Anne Longfield, Professor George Szmuckler, Professor Gillian Leng, Professor Paul Burstow, Lisa Cameron MP, Rt. Hon. Norman Lamb MP, Dr Kate Lovett, Professor Dame Carol Black, the BBC’s Mark Easton, Professor Genevra Richardson and many others.
As well as focusing on the NICE guideline for Depression due out on the 21st March, the programme includes important discussions on the progress of the 5 Year Forward View; scaling up support for children and young people; the Wessely review of the Mental Health Act; the crisis and future uncertainty in workforce planning for psychological therapies; changes to NICE’s methodology for evaluation; and the impact of welfare reform on mental wellbeing, as well as in-depth workshops.
For further information and to book visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/psychological-therapies-2018
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