Mental Health: Better, Faster and Earlier Help
- 08:30 - 16:45
- Manchester Conference Centre
Geraldine is NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Mental Health and a consultant psychiatrist at Oxleas NHS FT. She co-chairs the National mental health system board, which brings the new system partners together to implement the national mental health strategy. She is the clinical lead for the Mental health intelligence network and the national CCG mental health leadership programme. Her passionate commitment is to the translation of best practice standards into routine clinical practice. Current programmes which seek to do just that include: the national reducing premature mortality CQUIN, introduction of access and waits standards for early intervention psychosis, crisis and IAPT, Crisis Concordat, Primary care mental health development, promotion of positive mental health and resilience and employment. She is privileged to have the expertise and support of many networks of exceptional mental health leaders to help achieve the ambitions for mental health care in England’s Five-year Forward view. Previous roles included National Professional Adviser to Healthcare Commission and CQC, London Strategic health authority mental health lead and she was awarded the prestigious Psychiatrist of the Year in 2012.