As this website will no longer be live at the
end of the year, I am posting a closing message to say what a
productive and exciting year it has been on the IAPT EoE Managed
Clinical Network Workstream. An advisory group of stakeholders has
met two monthly to agree and steer projects work, and has achieved
closer working and understanding across services alongside.
At a final event, we had 250 IAPT clinicians
attend the Colchester Football Club for a Social Anxiety Workshop
and update on the NICE Guidance from Professor David Clark, from
the University of Oxford, and National Clinical and Informatics
Advisor, for the English IAPT Programme.
I also found a space at this event to update
those present on our project work – please see the powerpoint
presentation which describes our projects and here is a link to the
SBK website to see the poster presentations that were made on that
day about these projects and others. You will find instruction
about how to access these documents below through the SBK website.
These will only be available to those who attended in person –
please ask a colleague to allow you access.
This has been a team effort. I have been ably
supported by Nicola Biggs, now a trainee clinical psychologist, and
latterly Sam Lane, former Senior PWP and now Quality Improvement
Lead with the Strategic Clinical Network. We have had good
attendance from clinical leads, and clinicians around the region in
the advisory group where we were also fortunately to be updated
about IAPT developments by Kevin Mullins from the Department of
Health, the UCL PWP review team, and the National Audit of
Psychological Therapies team.
Please find attached the powerpoint of my
at the final event, which outlines our projects.
The MCN is now closed, but the work of several
projects goes un under the wing of the Strategic Clinical Network.
Sam Lane is our contact there, you can reach him on firstname.lastname@example.org. Clinical Leads
will receive updates of developments, and cascade them to you. If
you aren’t hearing about what is happening, please ask them!
The IAPT national project is successfully
delivering evidence based psychological therapies to a wider range
of people than this country has ever seen before. Long may this
Welcome to your IPT webpage!
It is with great pleasure that I am making my first mark on
these new webpages for our regional IAPT Clinical Network. We have
been given the opportunity to link up and work together to share
good practice and thereby enhance our services delivery.
group has met and a telephone conference is planned on
the hottest topic chosen by the board: “Transitions between
step 3 and 4 – what works?”. We will shortly have some
groups opened up to start the ball rolling. We are
working with East and West Midlands (the new super-region with East
of England) to hold a conference to celebrate the enormous
achievements of IAPT so far which you will be invited to attend
(free of charge). We are trying to link the macro perspective of
Key Performance Indicators, and the challenges involved in
delivering targets to commissioners, with the micro perspective of
CBT therapists, PWPs, service managers, support workers and others
involved in service delivery.
We’d really like to hear, and share with our
members… Your stories about what works, what have been your
frustrations, and how have you learned to overcome them in your
area? We look forward to hearing from you, meeting you, working
with you and learning from each other.
What is the Psychological Therapies workstream?
This workstream of the Managed Clinical Network (MCN) focuses on
the clinical domain of Age-inclusive Primary Care Psychological
Therapies. The overall aim of the workstream is to establish a good
practice sharing forum for the development of‘Improving Access to
Psychological Therapy’ (IAPT) services as identified within the NHS
Responding to the cross-government mental health strategy ‘No
Health without Mental Health’ and the ‘Talking Therapies: A four
year plan of action’, this workstream supports primary care
services to consolidate* and extend** their IAPT programmes to the
following sectors of the community:
- Adults of all ages* but paying particular attention to Older
People over 65 (OP)**;
- Children and Young People (CYP)**;
- People with physical Long Term Conditions (LTC) or Medically
unexplained Symptoms (MUS) caused by psychological distress**;
- People with Severe Mental Illness**.
Participating members and services benefit
from the sharing of evidence-based practice and learning from the
experiences colleagues working in similar services across the East
of England region. The workstream also facilitates the sharing of
leadership and expertise to ensure that discussions about policy,
practice, commissioning and service design will enhance quality,
assure safety, and deliver both improved outcomes and
The Psychological Therapies workstream is a
collaborative initiative hosted in association with the NHS East of
England, the College Centre for Quality Improvement, and the
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.