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Dual Diagnosis: Implementing the NICE Guidance

Friday 1 December 2017
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Dual Diagnosis: Implementing the NICE Guidance
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“Evidence from service user and provider surveys suggests that people with co-occurring conditions are often unable to access the care they need from both mental health and addiction services. Individuals experiencing mental health crisis may experience difficulty in accessing care due to intoxication (in spite of the heightened risk of harm that this brings).” Better care for people with co-occurring mental health and alcohol/drug use conditions - A guide for commissioners and service providers June 2017

This national CPD certified conference will provide you with practical advice, knowledge and enthusiasm for successfully improving the management of severe mental illness and substance misuse within your organisation, for your service users.  Professor David KingdonCo-Chair of the Guidance Sub-Group for Better care for people with co-occurring mental health and alcohol/drug use conditions will discuss creating a shared ownership and leadership by commissioners, and will provide practical tips and guidance for delivery of care.

The day will go on to cover national recommendations including those made by NICE through national updates, discussions and case study presentations providing you with ample resources and ideas for implementation. You will hear from Guideline Development Group members, NHS pioneers, service users and front line service leaders, and will have the opportunity to network with colleagues who have the same goals and aspirations in addressing Dual Diagnosis improvements as you.

Benefits of attending
This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve services, practice and treatment for people who are experiencing co-occurring mental health and alcohol/drug use conditions (dual diagnosis)
  • Understand the national context, evidence base and NICE Guidance in dual diagnosis
  • Reflect on the lived experience of people experiencing dual diagnosis 
  • Develop your skills and improve competence in delivering dual diagnosis services
  • Learn from current best practice/case studies in dual diagnosis 
  • Learn from experts working in dual diagnosis services
  • Understand how to work with people who are experiencing dual diagnosis
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

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