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Improving Physical Health Outcomes for people with Serious Mental Illness

Wed, 15 Jan 2025

Virtual, Online

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This conference will focus on the 10 key actions outlined in the ‘Improving the physical health of people living with severe mental illness’ NHS England guidance. We will take a practical case study based approach to assessing, monitoring and improving the physical health outcomes of people with serious mental illness.

There will be an emphasis on integrated working, and through learning from organisations that have succeeded in addressing the challenge of improving the physical health of people with mental health conditions and improving practice.

“People with severe mental illness can die up to 20 years early from preventable physical illness. Only 60% of people with SMI received a full physical health check last year. We must support all who need health care to get it.”

Dr Ed Beverage, Presidential Lead for Physical Health Royal College of Psychiatrists, November 2023

“In 2018 to 2020 the rate was 104 people with SMI dying per 100,000 adults, compared with 91 people with SMI dying per 100,000 adults for 2015 to 2017. This translates into approximately 6,600 extra deaths per year in 2018 to 2020 compared with 2015 to 2017. All areas in England should seek to reduce premature mortality in the population with SMI, and work to implement interventions to address this. Local area planners, commissioners and service providers should use the indicators presented in this report to add to their understanding of the inequality people with SMI in their areas face and to help determine what action to take.”

Premature mortality in adults with severe mental illness (SMI), Office for Health Improvement & Disparities, April 2023

“People with SMI are at a greater risk of poor physical health and have a higher premature mortality than the general population. People with SMI in England die on average 15 to 20 years earlier than the general population and have almost five times higher death rate for ages under 75 than the general population.”

NHS England, October 2023

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues working to improve the physical health outcomes for people with mental health conditions

  • Reflect on the lived experience

  • Understand and reflect on the 10 key actions outlined in the ‘Improving the physical health of people living with severe mental illness’ NHS England guidance

  • Learn from established practice in the assessment and management of physical health conditions

  • Ensure you are up to date with the Improving the physical health of people living with severe mental illness guidance

  • Understand and reflect on what you need to do to bring together physical and mental health

  • Ensure every person under your care receives effective assessment and monitoring of physical health needs

  • Understand how you can support people to improve physical health and the impact on personal recovery journeys

  • Develop your skills in screening, assessment, treatment and monitoring

  • Improving physical health outcomes for people with SMI

  • Understand how you can improve and monitor the physical health of those with Schizophrenia

  • Identify key strategies to integrate physical and mental health together to manage comorbid complex physical and mental health problems

  • Reflect on how we can embed the improvement of physical health of people living with SMI in leadership and the workforce

  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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