Improving access to psychological therapies
Across the East Midlands, clinical commissioning groups’ access rates for improving access to, and recovery as a result of psychological therapies services varies with some achieving the national standard, but some not. In addition services and commissioner require support to expand their services.
During 2017 and 2018 a number of shared learning events were provided focussing on key areas of development and improvement such as Long Term Conditions and Old People, the role of the Employment Adviser and Workforce Wellbeing.
Towards the end of 18/19 a successful event was held with a focus on the use of digital therapies in IAPT. This focus will continue in 19/20 as services need to continue their journey to delivery high quality services in a range of innovative ways to an increasing proportion of the population.
In addition to this the Clinical Network team provide personalised support to CCGs and STPs as they develop and manage their services.
For more information regarding the IAPT work programme please contact: Zoe Boyes, Network Senior Quality Improvement Manager.