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PRESS RELEASE: Physical Health and Mental Illness following the CMO's report on mental health

PRESS RELEASE 19.9.14

Safe, integrated mental and physical healthcare recognised as crucial to achieve parity of esteem and outcomes in mental and physical health in the recent CMO report on mental health.

Recommendation one of the recent CMO report on mental health states that;
“Safe, integrated mental and physical healthcare should be a shared goal across sectors and is crucial to achieve parity of esteem and outcomes in mental and physical health. This includes the mental health of people with physical illness and the physical health of people with mental illness.”

Healthcare Conferences UK is holding a CPD certified conference on Improving Physical Health for People with Mental Health Conditions which looks at addressing the challenge of improving the physical health of people with mental health conditions and will cover many of the topics covered in chapter 13 of the CMO’s report that covers physical health and mental illness including; integrated care, promoting prevention and early intervention, smoking cessation, physical activity and diet, and improving the physical health of those with Schizophrenia.

Dr Geraldine Strathdee National Clinical Director for Mental Health at NHS England will give the opening address and is expected to discuss incentivising improvement following the introduction of a national financial incentive for mental health trusts to deliver lifestyle MOTs carrying out checks, including smoking status, diet, weight, blood pressure, glucose and fats or lipids, and ensuring identified illnesses are treated.

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The Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer; Public Mental Health Priorities: Investing in the Evidence is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/chief-medical-officer-cmo-annual-report-public-mental-health

Note to editors:
The conference is due to take place on 9th December 2014 at the ICO Conference Centre, London.  Visit http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/improving-physical-health-people-mental-healthconditions.   
Press and reporters are invited to attend, register by emailing kerry@hc-uk.org.uk


Download: Conference Brochure

19 September 2014

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