Mental Health Zone | How can Primary Care Networks help transform mental health care?
19th June, 2:30-3:30pm
NHSCC Mental Health Commissioners Network
Chair of CCG Board and Clinical Board Member; Clinical Director
Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group; East of England Clinical Network
Mental Health Clinical Lead
Chair and Clinical Director
NHS City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group
Chair: Dr Phil Moore, Chair, NHSCC Mental Health Commissioners Network
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.
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