Yorkshire and the Humber Clinical Networks are hosting a series of events to support primary care teams with the management of physical health in patients with serious mental health conditions.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends annual physical health checks for people with serious mental illness (SMI). Evidence shows that people with SMI die up to twenty years younger than the average population. Preventable cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of death, along with endocrine disease and respiratory failure. Evidence also suggests that these individuals receive a lesser standard of health promotion and physical health care and despite national awareness and guidelines early mortality rates have not improved.
- Explore why this co-hort of patients experience side effects, gain weight and die prematurely
- Look at progress on implementation of annual physical health checks for people with SMI in Yorkshire and Humber and how we compare
- Share a case study and good practice tools developed to equip you undertake annual physical health checks with optimum effectiveness and efficiency
- Provide opportunity for Q&A
The first event is open to all primary care teams in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw. To register for a place on this free event, please go here.
The second event in the series is open to primary care teams in West Yorkshire and Harrogate and you can register here.
The third event in the series is open to all primary care teams in Humber Coast and Vale. To register, please go here.