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19-20 June 2019, Manchester Central

19-20 June 2019 . Manchester Central

Mental Health Zone | How can Primary Care Networks help transform mental health care?

19th June, 2:30-3:30pm  |  Exhibition Hall


  • Dr Caroline Dollery

    Chair of CCG Board and Clinical Board Member; Clinical Director

    Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group; East of England Clinical Network

  • Dr Liz England

    Mental Health Clinical Lead


  • Dr Rhiannon England

    Chair and Clinical Director

    NHS City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group

  • Dr Phil Moore


    Mental Health Commissioners Network, NHSCC

Chair: Dr Phil Moore, Chair, Mental Health Commissioners Network, NHSCC.

Mental health problems are becoming increasingly prevalent with 1 in 6 adults and 1 in eight 5-19-year olds having mental health issues. Primary care is often the first port of call for patients with concerns about their mental health and 90% of people with mental health problems are cared for entirely within primary care, which includes people with serious and enduring mental illness (SMI). Around 30% of people who see their GP have a mental health component to their illness (RCGP). 

The NHS Long Term Plan refers to supporting local areas to redesign and reorganise core community mental health teams to move towards a new place-based, multidisciplinary service across health and social care aligned with primary care networks. 

This session will cover the importance of primary mental health care, give examples of good practice, and with the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan look at how primary mental health care fits in with developments around primary care networks and redesigning of community mental health teams.