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South East Mental Health Transformation and Sustainability Network

Further to the continued success of the regional Mental Health Transformation and Sustainability Networks, we are delighted to announce they will carry on into 2018, with the 10th South East meeting taking place in May.

The network aims to support the transformation and sustainability of high quality, outcomes focused and value for money mental health services to support your local STP delivery and develop services aligned to developing Accountable Care system models.

The conference will be chaired by Dr Lise Hertel – Clinical Associate New Care Models Programme at NHS England, Medical Lead for North Central London Out of Hours Service – Care UK, Member of NICE Commissioning Reference Panel, The Project Surgery on Tuesday 15th May with a focus on:

  • Psychosis – Making the case for integrating mental health and physical health
  • Adult ADHD – how diagnosing and treating reduces demand in other parts of the system and delivers ROI

The meeting will bring together like minded people from primary, community, secondary care, and associated local authority, health, care and third sector organisations involved in the commissioning and delivery of services to care for and support patients with mental health conditions. This provides a platform for active discussion and exchange of ideas to address the opportunities to deliver mental health services in a more integrated way.

The meeting will return to a half-day format beginning with a registration and a buffet lunch from 12.15, with the meeting proper starting at 13.00 and ending at 17.00.

Full agenda included below. For more information please contact the Network Events Team at or call us on 0845 121 3686.



12.15    Registration, lunch and networking

13.00    Aims & objectives (including STP overview): Mr John Chater – Solutions Director for Education and Training, Wilmington Healthcare

13.10    Chair introduction: Dr Lise Hertel

13.15    NHS England update EIP and    Physical health care provision for people with severe mental illness (SMI): Ms Amy Clark –      Lead for Physical Healthcare and EIP, Mental Health Clinical Policy & Strategy Team, NHS England

Session One: Psychosis – Making the case for integrating mental health and physical health

13.35    Physical Health Care in Psychosis – how to bridge the Primary Secondary divide: Dr Prasanna de Silva – Consultant Psychiatrist and Lead for Physical Health Care, South of Tyne, Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

13.55    Working with partners to improve physical healthcare in psychosis – The Berkshire Personal Trainer Pilot: Mr Brian McMahon – Care Co-ordinator, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Ms Camilla Sowerby – Pharmacist, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 

14.10    Directed table discussions

14.35    Panel Q+A/table feedback: Speakers

15.00    Break and networking

15.15    NICE guidelines overview: Ms Jade Fortune – Implementation Facilitator, NICE Field Team (South East)

Session Two: Adult ADHD – how diagnosing and treating reduces demand in other parts of the system and delivers ROI

15.35    How can we use patient perspectives to improve services: Ms Michelle Beckett – CEO, ADHD Action and Adult ADHD Patient

15.50    The South London and Maudsley example (TBC): Dr Dene Robertson – Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director, Adult ADHD and Autism Services, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

16.05    Directed table discussions

16.30    Panel Q+A/table feedback: Speakers

16.55    Chair’s summary and key actions

17.00    Meeting Close

The regional Transformation and Sustainability Network meetings are initiated and organised by Wilmington Healthcare. These Events are supported by Shire and Sunovion through the provision of sponsorship. Other companies may have also paid to attend. These companies have had no input into the design or content of the agenda, but will be present on the day.

This meeting has been accredited by the CPD Standards Office (CPDSO) provider number 60075. Delegates attending the above event can request a CPD Certificate of Attendance and can record their attendance towards their formal CPD requirements for their professional body, institute or employer. For more information and the individual Wilmington Healthcare Ltd listing please visit