Greater Manchester Lancs & South Cumbria Senate

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Event Report-back

14th November 2017

Intro_to_IAPT_event_Nov_2017.jpgA packed room of consultants, nurse specialists, transition leads, lived experience representatives and commissioners participated in our Introduction to Improving Access to Psychological Therapies event on 10th November.  

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Ursula James from NHS England opened the day with a film produced by David Clark introducing the IAPT-LTC Programme.

Ursula's presentation was followed by a very well received session from Dr Heather Salt, Consultant Clinical & Health Psychologist, who presented on integrated pathways, the patient journey and how the offer of an integrated service is different to a core service offer. Dr Salt also shared some examples of pathways from wave 1 and 2 sites.

Mike Woodall the Integration Analytics Lead at Midlands and East Lancashire CSU presented a useful session on Data Linkage and Evidencing Savings. He explained how areas can link IAPT data with other data sets to evidence how integrated services save money across the system to create a business case for future funding. His session covered examples of best practice from wave 1 and 2, examples of local evaluations that could be used and how qualitative data can be used as part of this. As part of the national evaluation, a series of guides have been produced to support sites with this, and these were introduced as part of Mike's session.

The afternoon was interactive, with table top discussions, during which delegates talked about their challenges and concerns which included workforce plans and finance.

If you weren't able to attend the event, or are interested in finding out more, you can view the presentations at the link below:

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