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East Midlands Mental Health Commissioning Network

Further to the continued success of the regional Mental Health Commissioning Networks, the eleventh East Midlands event was held on 8th March 2017.

Professor Tim Kendall, National Clinical Director for Mental Health presented at the meeting. The meeting programme focussed on:

  • Recovery from depression as a goal
  • Call to action – the hidden costs of schizophrenia
  • Managing ADHD in the criminal justice system.

A meeting agenda can be found below:


Chair: Dr Julie Hankin – Executive Medical Director Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

10.30    Registration and coffee

11.00    Welcome & Introduction: Mr Paul Midgley – NHiS

Session One: Recovery from Depression as a Goal

11.05    Managing depression optimally in Primary Care: mitigating suicide risk: Dr David Smart – Clinical Lead Mental Health, NHS Nene and Corby CCGs

11.25    Local service – Nottinghamshire Specialist Depression Service: Dr Neil Nixon – Consultant Psychiatrist, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

11.45    Table Discussion

12.00    Feedback and panel Q&A

12.15    Networking & buffet lunch

13.00    Introduction to afternoon: Dr Julie Hankin

13.10    National strategy around Mental Health and the Five Year Forward View: Professor Tim Kendall National Clinical Director for Mental Health

Session Two: Call to action – the hidden costs of Schizophrenia

13.40    The hidden costs of Schizophrenia: Dr Richard Hodgson – Consultant Psychiatrist, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust

14.00    Physical healthcare of patients with severe mental illness: Dr Sheila Hardy – Senior Research Fellow, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

14.20    Table Discussion

14.35    Feedback and panel Q&A

14.55    Break and tea

15.10    Continuity of healthcare after prison: Ms Sue Whitaker –  Co-commissioning Manager, National Offender Management Service and Ms Helen Turner– Commissioning Manager and Justice North Midlands

Session Three: Managing ADHD in the Criminal Justice System

15.20    How big is the issue: Mr Phil Anderton– Director of Justice in Mind

15.35    ADHD in the Criminal Justice System: Dr Muhammad Arif – Consultant Psychiatrist & Lead Consultant, Leicestershire Adult ADHD Clinic

15.50    Table Discussion: What provision do you currently commission for adult ADHD in the criminal justice service and in the NHS sector, and what could be the wider benefits across your STP of building better early detection and management across both settings, and how could you achieve this?

16.05    Feedback and panel Q&A: Speakers plus Mr Joe Kilgariff – Advanced Nurse CAMHS ADHD Specialist Team, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust TBC

16.20    Summary & key learning points: Dr Julie Hankin

16.30    Meeting close

This meeting has been sponsored and supported financially by Lundbeck Otsuka Alliance, Shire Ltd & Sunovion Ltd