Westminster Health Forum

Priorities for mental health services in England

Morning, Thursday, 1st February 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will provide a timely opportunity to discuss priorities for the new Government in improving mental health services in England, with the main political parties setting out their commitments for the future of policy in this area.


We expect sessions to consider progress so far in embedding parity of esteem within Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and the next steps for delivering a holistic and cross-sector approach to mental health provision.


Further areas for discussion include NHS England’s commitments to mental health outlined in the Next steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View, including the introduction of a specialised mental health service for veterans and a 20% increase in talking therapies by 2018/19.


Delegates will also explore further action for creating a specialist mental health workforce and the potential of the Global Digital Exemplars for Mental Health sites to empower patients.



Guest of Honour

Claire Murdoch

Chief Executive, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and National Mental Health Director, NHS England

Guest of Honour

Claire Murdoch

Chief Executive, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and National Mental Health Director, NHS England

Speakers

Elaine Hanzak

Perinatal Mental Health Advocate

Dr Angelika Wieck

Clinical Lead Perinatal Mental Health, Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Strategic Clinical Network and Consultant in Perinatal Psychiatry

Andy Croxford

Deputy Director, Research, Environment Agency

Sue Freeth

Chief Executive, Combat Stress

Andy Bell

Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health

Sean Duggan

Chief Executive, Mental Health Network, NHS Confederation