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Expo gives mental health a proper platform

NHS England’s recently appointed National Director for Mental Health looks ahead to Expo 2016:

I’m delighted that mental health has such a prominent presence at Health and Care Innovation Expo this year.

In addition to Ruby Wax on the main stage on day two of the event, we also have a half-day session on the opening day covering multiple aspects of mental health through the ages.

The recent publication of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health (MH5YFV) has reaffirmed our commitment to securing better outcomes for people with mental health conditions and Expo offers us a fantastic opportunity to tell everyone about our progress to date, and plans for the future.

We have six separate sessions on offer covering perinatal best practice, children’s eating disorders, out-of-area crisis care, early intervention in psychosis, secure care, and dementia.

Claire Murdoch

Claire Murdoch, national mental health director for NHS England, is a registered mental health nurse for 34 years, and joined NHS England in April 2016. She is also chief executive of Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust. With a wealth of clinical and leadership experience she is leading delivering the national mental health programme for NHS England.