David Cameron's speech of 11 January highlighted mental health as a top priority and announced additional investment in mental health support and treatment.
HSMC in partnership with the Centre for Mental Health and NHS Benchmarking ran a masterclass for mental health commissioners and their partners, in the West Midlands this week. The focus of the masterclass was to enable commissioners to get up to speed on the data, evidence and economic analysis for effective interventions to improve mental health outcomes. The masterclass was opened by Dr Karen Newbigging, from HSMC, who emphasised how timely the event was because of the work of the West Midlands Mental Health Commission and would enable commissioners to make the most of the additional investment.
Participants heard a range of presentations, with a keynote from Dr Geraldine Strathdee, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, and were given a detailed analysis against key performance indicators for their area.
19 January 2016
- Perinatal Mental Health - improving patient care (Dr Carrie Ladd)
- Mental health's time has come (Dr Geraldine Strathdee)
- Children's mental health: Priorities for investment (Michael Parsonage)
- The economic case for investing in perinatal mental health (Michael Parsonage)
- Preparing to implement mental health access and waiting time standards (Sarah Khan)
20 January 2016
- Employment and housing: getting the key to recover (Andy Bell)
- Primary care mental health: The Sandwell approach (Dr Ian Walton)
- Enable supported employment service - National Centre of Excellence in IPS
- Physical health and mental health: The economic case for integrated care (Michael Parsonage)
- Early intervention in psychosis (Michael Parsonage)
- Crisis and acute care (Stephen Watkins and Zoe Page)
- Data from the national EIP audit (Zoe Page)
- Primary care mental health: What the data tells us (Zoe Page)
There is scope to run the masterclass in other areas, and you can find out more by contacting K.V.Newbigging@bham.ac.uk