As part of its Five Year Forward View for mental health, NHS England wants to see more people with SMIs having physical health checks and follow up care and has produced guidance and trajectories for CCGs to follow in order to support this national objective.
The Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (Yorkshire & Humber AHSN) is hosting an event to support delivery of this target by demonstrating the great work already done by Kate Dale, the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN resources available to support the regions STPs, ICSs and their respective CCGs. This will be done in collaboration with NHS England’s Northern Clinical Network that provides the national and regional perspective on this work.
People with Serious Mental Illnesses (SMIs) face stark health inequalities and are less likely to have their physical health needs met, both in terms of identification of physical health concerns and the delivery of appropriate, timely screening and treatment.
Compared to the general population, individuals with SMIs (such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder):
- Face a shorter life expectancy by an average of 15-20 years
- Are three times more likely to smoke
- Have double the risk of obesity and diabetes
- Have three times the risk of hypertension and metabolic syndromes
- Have a five times higher risk of dyslipidaemia (blood lipid imbalance)
- Lack of clarity around responsibilities in healthcare provision within primary and secondary care.
- Gaps in training among primary care clinicians
- Lack of confidence across workforce to deliver physical health checks among people with SMI
- Lack of integration between primary, physical health and mental health services.
The event will include:
- Presentation on the Mental Health Physical Health template that demonstrates how this helps to achieve health checks for people with SMI, and opportunity for discussion
- Introduction to innovations in mental health and physical health that support care interventions
- Real life experiences of implementing the Mental Health Physical Health template
- Opportunity to plan how to use resources to deliver your local targets.
An agenda for the day will be sent in the next few weeks. Places are limited so book now!
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