• Health & Social Care

Improving Mental Health Outcomes: Integrating, Coordinating and Transforming Services

  • Wednesday, 25 April 2018
  • The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
  • 08:30 - 16:30
  • Overview

With an extra £1.3bn to be invested annually in mental health services by 2021, England is seeing the biggest expansion of mental healthcare in Europe. Alongside the welcome funding an independent review of mental health provision has been launched. Led by Professor Sir Simon Wessely the review will explore how the NHS and other public services deal with people suffering mental health problems with a view to updating the law. The prime minister has made a promise to tackle the “burning injustice of mental illness”.

Although positive strides have been made in recent years, implementing improvements in mental healthcare remains a challenge. A new survey has found that the government’s commitment to parity of esteem between mental and physical health services is being undermined by a failure to ensure funding increases reach the frontline. NHS Providers and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) report reveals that only half (52%) of providers reported that they had received a real terms increase in funding of their services in 2015/16. The survey also found that there is a lack of alignment between commissioners and providers over what it means to implement parity of esteem.

A report from the Care Quality Commission has highlighted that available inpatient psychiatric beds have dropped by four per cent since 2014. The commission has warned that thousands of mental health patients who should be rehabilitated are being kept in secure wards for years on end. The report found that high-risk patients, such as those with eating disorders, were suffering severe delays in receiving care. It was also revealed that 6,000 mental health patients had to be sent out of their local area to receive care, a shocking 40 per cent rise in two years.

There have been warnings on serious shortages of both mental health nurses and psychiatrists with health leaders calling for an effective strategy to stop staff leaving the mental health sector. The Health Secretary has promised to fund 21,000 new mental health workers, treating an extra million patients every year in line with the Five Year Forward View.

Our conference agenda will share personal experiences of mental health users, provide an invaluable update on the road map to improved mental health care, and highlight real, practical examples of service transformation and new approaches to care.

A review led by the Care Quality Commission has found that nearly 40% of specialist child and adolescent services in England need improvement. The report identified long waiting times, inequalities in access to services and a lack of support while young people were waiting for care. NHS England have increased spending on young people’s mental health service by 15% in the past year. The aim is that by 2020/21 95% of children and young people will access treatment within four weeks for routine cases and with one week for urgent cases.

The recent Thriving at Work report found that poor mental health costs the UK economy up to £99bn each year, the cost to employers is estimated at £42bn each year because of staff suffering from mental health problems. The review makes 40 recommendations for how employers can support staff to remain well at work, including creating an online well being portals, encouraging open conversations and promoting effective people management.

The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health aims to increase the quality and availability of care and treatment, improve outcomes and well-being, and tackle the wider costs of mental ill health to health services and society. Commitment towards the target of one million more people receiving the care they need by 2020/21 includes a roadmap of actions required of commissioners and providers to improve services. Transparency of spending, independent scrutiny of investment and commissioner plans should help ensure outcomes are improved.

Wider determinants of health such as housing, schooling and employment, are key to deliver the transformation needed in mental health services and care. Sustainability and Transformation plans are seen as a key delivery vehicle for improved mental health services and advanced plans provide strong examples of collaboration across health and care systems can benefit people with mental health needs. A collective focus will benefit not just people who use services, their families and communities, but benefit the NHS itself and drive a more equal, balanced and sustainable health and care system. If the system’s complexity and fragmentation are to be overcome improved commissioning of services at the local level will be key.

Our conference agenda will share personal experiences of mental health users, provide an invaluable update on the road map to improved mental health care, and highlight real, practical examples of service transformation and new approaches to care.

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  • Confirmed Speakers

  • Benefits of attending

  • Discover how the plans for high-quality care to reach a million more people by 2020/21 can be made a reality.
  • An invaluable update on the road map to improved mental health care, with real examples of service transformation and new approaches to care.
  • Learn how to practically implement key recommendations and priority areas outlined in the implementation plan.
  • Gain a greater understanding of common problems impacting on adult mental health services and new funding available for services, payment levers and areas targeted for investment.
  • Benefit from real life experiences and projects that can help to improve access to high-quality care, deliver more integrated services and earlier interventions.
  • Hear how to implement transformation plans to integrate physical and mental health services, new approaches to secure services and access to liaison and diversion services.
  • Practical guidance to achieve the aim of 95% of children and young people having access treatment within four weeks for routine cases and with one week for urgent cases by 2020/21.
  • Discover what local areas need to improve, target and include in Local Transformation Plans.
  • Discussing effective workforce planning to deliver right capacity and skills for service expansion and how to promote staff health and wellbeing.
  • Explore how wider determinants of health such as housing, schooling and employment, are key to delivering transformation in mental health services and care.
  • Update on pilots on perinatal mental health services and treatment and how this can be developed in your local area.
  • Take advantage of knowledge sharing, professional networking and contribute to wider thinking about mental health care.
  • Gain the maximum number of 6 CPD points.

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  • Event Programme

08:30

Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area

09:25

Chair’s Opening Address

Sophie Corlett, Director of External Relations, Mind (invited)

09:30

Lynne Miller, Employment Services Manager, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (confirmed)

"IPS: Addressing the countless costs of poor mental health"

The recent Thriving at Work report found that poor mental health costs the UK economy up to £99bn each year. IPS supports people with severe mental health difficulties into employment, this practical presentation will focus on the work being done at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

09:50

Angela Newton, Director of Service User Involvement, Together for Mental Wellbeing (confirmed)

"Reaching the frontline"

A new survey has found that the government’s commitment to parity of esteem between mental and physical health services is being undermined by a failure to ensure funding increases reach the frontline. What actions can be taken to make a difference to service users and service providers alike?

10:10

Chevy Rough, Community Captain, ChasingLights Collective; Mindfulness Coach (confirmed)

"Mind over Marathon"

Mental and physical health is closely linked, and taking up sport or exercise can benefit our psychological wellbeing - Chevy will discuss projects he has led and explore the impact on mental health and wellbeing.

10:30

Main Sponsor

"New models of care"
10:50

Question and Answer Session

11:15

Coffee in the Networking Area

12:00
  • Sean Duggan, Chief Executive, Mental Health Network (confirmed)
"Collaboration and integration: Improving mental health care"

Improved access to care is about people seeing and feeling the benefits of change, a maintained focus on delivery, commitment and collaboration will ensure more and more people receive the care when and where they need.

12:20

Panel Discussion

Dr Phil Moore, Chair, The Mental Health Commissioners Network’s (MHCN); Deputy chair at NHS Kingston CCG (invited)

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive, Mental Health Network (confirmed)

Councillor Joanne Harding, Chairman of Health Scrutiny Committee, Trafford Council (confirmed)

Service user representative (confirmed)

"Rethinking commissioning, funding and outcomes"

Commitment towards the target of one million more people receiving the care they need by 2020/21 includes a road map of actions required of commissioners and providers to improve services. Transparency of spending, independent scrutiny of investment and commissioner plans should help ensure outcomes are improved.

 

13:00

Lunch in the Networking Area

14:00

Chair’s Afternoon Address

14:10

Case Study

"Housing support for recovery"

Wider determinants of health such as housing, schooling and employment, are key to deliver the transformation needed in mental health services and care.

14:30

Case Study

"A Data and Transparency Revolution"

The 5YFV for Mental Health recommended that by 2020/21 CCGs should be required to publish a range of benchmarking data to provide transparency about mental health performance and spending. How can CCGs prepare for a revolution in information and clinical outcomes?

14:50

Case Study

"Crisis Point: Improving secure care"

22 new sites started from January 2017 with the aim of delivering a holistic approach to the person’s care and helping to reduce pressure on acute NHS services.

15:10

Question and Answer Session

15:20

Coffee in the networking area

15:40

New Models of Care

16:00

Closing Keynote

Speaker TBC, The Children's Society (confirmed)

"Effective early intervention strategies"

There has been £149 million invested in CCGs for children and young people’s mental health in 2016/17 and a further £25 million from NHS England to improve waiting times and reduce backlogs. The aim is that by 2020/21 95% of children and young people will access treatment within four weeks for routine cases and with one week for urgent cases.

16:20

Question and Answer Session

16:30

Chair’s Closing Remarks and Event Close

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  • Improving Mental Health for All

    • Posted on 23 March 2017
    • by Daniel Rankine
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    • Posted on 06 October 2017
    • by Daniel Rankine

Venue

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Construction of The Bridgewater Hall commenced on 22 March 1993, but the idea of a new concert hall for Manchester dates back to the reconstruction of the Free Trade Hall in the 1950s after wartime bomb damage. The Free Trade Hall was home to the city’s famous Hallé orchestra and also hosted rock and pop concerts. However, despite holding great public affection, the 1850s Free Trade Hall was ill-equipped to respond to the rising standards of service and acoustic excellence demanded by performers and audiences.

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  • Who will attend?

  • Acute and Community Mental Health Services
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Area Managers
  • Business / Service Development Managers
  • Care Co-Ordinators
  • Chief Constables
  • Chief Executives and Assistant Chief Executives
  • Clinical Commissioning Group Members
  • Chairs of NHS Trust Board
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Directors / Heads of Nursing
  • Directors / Heads of Public Health
  • Directors / Heads of Adult Social Services
  • Directors / Heads of Children’s Social Services
  • Directors / Heads of Finance
  • Directors / Heads of Housing
  • Directors / Heads of HR
  • Disability Advisors
  • Equality and Diversity / Inclusion Managers
  • General Practitioners and Practice Managers
  • Heads of Commissioning
  • Heads of Service
  • Heads of Strategy
  • Heads of Supported Employment
  • Health and Wellbeing Boards and Managers
  • Housing Associations
  • Medical Directors / Officers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Social Workers