Further to the continued success of the regional Mental Health Commissioning Networks in 2016 we held the seventh South West event on 24th January 2017.
The conference was chaired by Dr Alison Battersby – Consultant Psychiatrist and Addiction Specialist, Mount Gould Hospital, Plymouth, which focused on:
- Depression – recovery in the community, reducing pressure in secondary care
- The hidden costs of Schizophrenia and benefits of addressing parity of esteem
- ADHD in adults – “making the invisible, visible – improving lives, reducing costs”
Chair: Dr Alison Battersby – Consultant Psychiatrist and Addiction Specialist, Mount Gould Hospital, Plymouth
10.30 Registration and refreshments
11.00 Welcome: Mr Paul Midgley – Director of NHS Insight, Wilmington Healthcare
11.05 Introduction and context: Dr Alison Battersby
Session One: Depression – recovery in the community, reducing pressure in secondary care
11.20 Commissioning depression services differently – what does the data tell us?: Dr Jill Rasmussen – GPwSI in Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities; Clinical Lead for Dementia, Royal College of Practitioners; South East Clinical Networks Dementia Lead
11.40 Developing recovery-focused Depression guidelines: Ms Terri Turner – Locality Lead Pharmacist (Swindon) and non-medical prescriber, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
12.00 Table discussion: Do our depression guidelines and management pathways support recovery? If not, what needs to change?
12.15 Feedback and panel Q&A: Speakers
12.30 Networking and buffet lunch
13.25 Introduction to afternoon: Dr Alison Battersby
Session Two: The hidden costs of Schizophrenia and benefits of addressing parity of esteem
13.30 The hidden costs of Schizophrenia: Dr Subhash Gupta – Consultant Psychiatrist, Devon Partnership NHS Trust
13.50 Primary Care based Liaison Mental Health nurses – Torbay pilot: Ms Yvette Alves-Veira – Physical Health Lead Nurse, Devon Partnership NHS Trust
14.10 Table Discussion: Do we know what the full local costs of schizophrenia are both financial and to patient outcomes? How can we plan better locally to get better outcomes for the money we spend?
14.25 Feedback and panel Q&A: Speakers
14.40 Break and tea
Session Three: ADHD in Adults – “making the invisible, visible – improving lives, reducing costs”
15.10 The risks of not commissioning a specialised Adult ADHD service: Dr Dietmar Hank – Consultant Psychiatrist, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
15.40 Table discussion: What provision do you currently commission for adult ADHD and what could be the wider benefits across your STP of building better early detection and management? How could you achieve this?
16.05 Summary and key learning points: Dr Alison Battersby
16.15 Meeting close
This meeting was sponsored and supported financially by Lundbeck Otsuka Alliance, Shire Ltd & Sunovion Ltd