'Working together to improve clinical care and commissioning in mental health’
A one-day national conference, taking place on 23 May 2012 in London on achieving the best possible outcomes for patients with mental health conditions.
This event will bring together GPs, hospital specialists and other partners in mental health from local authorities, the private and third sector. It will offer them a comprehensive clinical update on key mental health conditions and an unparalleled opportunity to share ideas on working together effectively to commission and deliver mental health services now and in the future.
The programme will cover key clinical topics, reflecting the realities of day-to-day practice as well as showcasing examples of real innovation in service provision. To view click here.
Conference highlights will include presentations by world-leading experts on dementia, medically unexplained symptoms and the links between mental and physical ill health. There will also be lively, cross-sector debate on ‘what does good, clinically-led commissioning of mental health services look like?’
Delegates will gain up-to-date clinical knowledge and practical advice on how to shape services locally to meet the key objectives of the England’s mental health strategy,
No Health Without Mental Health.
Institute of Psychiatry speakers include Professor André Tylee, head, Section of Primary Care Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry; Professor Trudie Chalder, professor of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy; Dr Fiona Gaughran, lead consultant in the National Psychosis Service and physical health lead for the Psychosis Clinical Academic Group in the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust; Professor Philip Asherson, Professor of Molecular Psychiatry, MRC Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry and honorary consultant psychiatrist (Maudsley Adult ADHD Clinic).