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Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Workshops

Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Workshops A big thank you to all who attended the above workshop on 29th April 2015 at the AJ Bell Stadium, Manchester. This was the first of three workshop being held in the North Region and Chaired by Dr Damian Riley, Regional Medical Director (North).

NHS England National Clinical Director for Mental Health, Dr Geraldine Strathdee opened the workshop with a keynote speech on the introduction of the Mental Health access and waiting time standards. This was followed by thought provoking, inspiring and informative presentations by Dr Alison Brabban, National Clinical Advisor for SMI and North EIP Lead, Sarah Khan, Deputy Head of Mental Health and Professor Paul French, North West Lead for the IRIS Early Intervention in Psychosis Network. These were followed by EIP workshops from two CCGs and two Provider Trust.

The afternoon session was opened by Els Drewek, Intensive Support Programme Manager and Clare Baguley, Programme Manager, Psychological Professions Network, followed by IAPT workshops from two CCGs and two Provider Trusts from Lancashire and Greater Manchester. Workshop discussions focused on the new access and waiting time standards, giving all attendees the opportunity to consider local and regional areas of development in EIP and IAPT, and how progress towards improvement could be made. The workshops also provided a platform for commissioners and providers to showcase mental health innovations in the SCN area with an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning.

What's Next?

Maqsood Ahmad stated that workshops have started a collective journey and an opportunity for us to work in partnership to support commissioners and providers on implementing the new standards. The outcomes from these workshops and the others to be held in North East & Yorkshire & Humber (Thursday 7th May) and Cheshire and Merseyside (Tuesday 12th May) will be captured in a short report.

Delegate Pack and Presentations from the EIP & IAPT Workshop - Wednesday 29 April 2015

EIP and IAPT Delegate Pack 29.04.15

Damian Rilley - Welcome - EIP and IAPT 29.04.15

Clare Baguley - NHS England EIP and IAPT 29.05.15 Greater Manchester

Geraldine Strathdee - Northern region A and W 29.04.15

Els Drewek - Lancashire and Greater Manchester 29.04.15

Sarah Khan and Dr Alison Brabban - EIP Presentation - North Region SCN Events 29.04.15

Paul French - Waiting times EIP and IAPT 29.4.15

Dr Warren Larkin Lancashire Care IAPT-SMI Demonstration site Workshop 29. 4.16

Wazim Muhammed IAPT Workshop 29.4.16

Mindsmatter Talking Therapies Workshop 29.4.16

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