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  • Health & Social Care

Mental Health: Making the Forward Plans a Reality

  • Wednesday, 27 September 2017
  • America Square Conference Centre, London
  • 08:30 - 16:45
  • Overview

The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health sets out the unarguable agenda for the reform of mental health care. The strategy 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. Now more than one year on from publication, it is time to deliver the actions required that will make the strategy a reality. Early action and 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.

Mental health problems represent the largest single cause of disability in the UK and are estimated to cost the economy £105 billion a year – roughly the cost of the entire NHS. Although there are challenges and competing pressures faced by the NHS and its key partners, there are also opportunities to invest in mental health and deliver a more sustainable health and care system. The target of one million more people receiving the care they need by 2020/21 is well underway with at least 120,000 more people receiving mental health services in the first year of the strategy. 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.

Our conference agenda will share personal experiences of mental health users, provide an invaluable update on the roadmap to improved mental health care, and highlight real examples of service transformation and new approaches to care. Mental Health: Making the Forward Plans a Reality will help delegates deliver transformation in health and care services and ensure that the new opportunities to benefit people with mental health needs are leveraged to their maximum.

The planning guidance and blueprint makes it clear that mental health is a must-do for the NHS and providers. Commitment towards the target of one million more people receiving the care they need by 2020/21 can only be met through the sufficient prioritisation of mental health at a local level, plans spell out the actions required of commissioners and providers. Transparency of spending, independent scrutiny of investment and commissioner plans should ensure outcomes are delivered.

Often described as a Cinderella service within the NHS funding and investment still in care remains a challenge. The Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt has admitted the government had endured a “slightly patchy start” with funding which much of what has previously been announced struggling to reach the frontline. To help tackle this the Mental Health Investment Standard is planned to be met across England as a whole in 2017/18 and 2018/19. A new Mental health Dashboard has been launched to provide unprecedented transparency of performance against key indicators such as spending allocations and outcomes and expectations of local providers.

Improving outcomes for children and young people is a priority for the Five Year Forward View and there is expected to be a significant expansion in access to high-quality treatment in the community so that 70,000 more children and young people are seen each year. 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. To tackle the gaps in access to treatment to perinatal mental health services £40 million is available over three years for the growth of evidence-based specialist community teams with at least 750 more women receiving access to specialist care this year.

By 2020/21 it is expected that an extra 600,000 people with common mental health problems will access psychological therapies each year, at the same time new services are being out in place with integrated physical healthcare. 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. The NHS mental health programme is supporting community services for adults in delivering high-quality, evidence-based interventions which improve outcomes, enable recovery and integrate with other local services to better manage demand.

A new national standard for waiting times are seeing people with a suspected first episode of psychosis commence treatment within two weeks. 77% of people detained in low and medium secure services are men and Black British groups are four times more likely to be detained in secure care than White British. A national audit of mental health secure services has seen a model for community forensic services and care pathways. Furthermore the first strategy for improving the mental and physical health of people in the criminal justice system has seen an expansion of liaison and diversion services to cover courts and police custody suites.

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.

Our conference agenda will share personal experiences of mental health users, provide an invaluable update on the roadmap to improved mental health care, and highlight real examples of service transformation and new approaches to care. This conference will detail how we can make the implementation plans a reality and help reach a million more people a year by 2020/21.

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  • 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 roadmap 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.
  • Learn more about the new Mental Health Dashboard and how your organisation can adhere to key performance indicators and transparency targets.
  • 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.
  • Learn more on how the Prevention Concordat will support local partners to deliver plans which prevent mental illness and promote good mental health.
  • 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

08:30AM

Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area

09:25AM

Chair’s Opening Address

Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health (confirmed)
09:35AM

Keynote Address

Helen Garnham, National Programme Manager for Public Mental Health, Public Health England (confirmed)
"Developing prevention strategies"

Public Health England is supporting local partners to deliver plans which prevent mental illness and promote good mental health. The Prevention Concordat Programme for Better Mental Health will mean that every local area will have effective planning arrangements for prevention by 2018. Furthermore the national suicide prevention strategy is committed to a 10% reduction in suicides by 2020/21 by developing guidance and action plans.

09:55AM
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.

10:15AM
Dr Quazi Haque, Executive Medical Director, Elysium Healthcare (confirmed)
"New models of care in specialised services – will they improve service user outcomes? A national provider perspective"
10:35AM

Question and Answer Session

11:00AM

Coffee in the Networking Area

11:45AM

Special Guest

Frank Bruno MBE, Mental health service user and former heavyweight champion of the world (confirmed)
Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health (confirmed)

"In conversation with Frank Bruno"

In 2003 Frank Bruno was sectioned for the first time and diagnosed as having Bipolar disorder. His well documented illness put Frank in the public eye and he has used this media attention to help with the stigma attached to mental health and to help raise the standards of care given to those living with mental health issues.

12:30PM

Question and Answer Session

12:45PM

Lunch in the Networking Area

13:45PM

Chair’s Afternoon Address

13:55PM

Professor Tim Kendall, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England and NHS Improvement (confirmed)

"Moving Forwards: Progress on Implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health"

Now more than one year on from publication of The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, it is time to deliver the actions required that will make the strategy a reality. Early action and 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.

14:15PM
Rob Brougham, UK Managing Director, Ieso Digital Health (confirmed)
"New Models of Care: Case Study Ieso Digital Health"

NHS England have begun plans to roll out a program for digitally-enabled healthcare to help improve productivity and widen patient choice over the type of treatment they receive. Ieso Digital Health are commissioned to deliver Online Talking Therapy on behalf of the NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Services in many areas across the UK. This sessions will explore the use of technology to facilitate widespread access to effective, evidence-based mental health therapy, with improved clinical outcomes.

14:35PM
Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Director of Nursing, Health Education England (HEE) (confirmed)
"Delivering a workforce development strategy"

The workforce strategy will be essential to those responsible for commissioning or delivering mental health services and those involved in training in mental health.

14:55PM
Fiona Ramsay, Clinical Lead for Mental Health, Home Group (confirmed)
"Mental Health Supported Living: Enhancing the offer, what does the future look like?"
15:15PM

Question and Answer Session

15:30PM

Coffee in the networking area

15:40PM
Chris Hampson, Chief Executive, Look Ahead (confirmed)
"Housing support for recovery"

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

16:00PM

Closing Keynote Address

Saffron Cordery, Director of Policy and Strategy, NHS Providers (confirmed)
"The State of Mental Health Services"

Exploring the growing gap between government ambitions and the reality of the rising demands and pressures on frontline services.

16:20PM

Question and Answer Session

16:30PM

Chair’s Closing Remarks and Event Close

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  • Improving Mental Health for All

    • Posted on 23 March 2017
    • by Daniel Rankine
  • Time to deliver a comprehensive mental health plan

    • Posted on 08 March 2017
    • by Isabella Goldie
  • Improving the Whole Children and Young People’s Mental Health System

    • Posted on 25 November 2016

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America Square Conference Centre, London

America Square Conference Centre, London

America Square Conference & Events Centre brings together the contemporary with the uniquely historic in bright, innovative spaces located in the heart of the City of London's Square Mile. The historic Roman London Wall runs through the venue providing a memorable backdrop to conferences, where delegates can enjoy presentations, mingle with exhibitors and enjoy a hot lunch in a secure, self-contained suite of rooms.

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  • Who did 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