Paul Jenkins, Chief Executive, Rethink Mental Illness
HSJ has pleasure in inviting you to join a free webinar, sponsored by Partnerships in Care, to explore how to make parity of esteem for mental and physical healthcare a reality.
Where: Your computer
When: Tuesday November 19th, 12.30pm to 1.15pm
The first ever NHS Mandate, published in November 2012, stated that there should be “parity of esteem” between physical and mental healthcare. NHS England and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are now formally charged with eliminating the longstanding inequalities between physical and mental healthcare.
It will not be a straightforward task. Those with a mental health condition can currently expect to live for a significantly shorter period than average. Formal diagnosis and treatment is often difficult to secure and, where treatment is provided, it is not always that which the evidence suggests would be most effective.
This HSJ webinar, run in association with Partnerships in Care, will explore the longstanding challenges and the possible solutions. A leading panel will discuss issues including:
• How can true parity of esteem for mental health be achieved?
• What are the barriers to closing the esteem gap, where everyone who needs it, has timely access to evidence based mental health services?
• What do provider trusts, community trusts, CCGs and the third sector need to do to create parity of esteem between mental and physical healthcare?
• To what extent is this truly being treated as a priority across the NHS?
On the panel:
•Professor Sue Bailey, president, Royal College of Psychiatrists
•Andy Bell, deputy chief executive, Centre for Mental Health
•Dr Quazi Haque, medical director, Partnerships in Care
•Stephen Dalton, Chief Executve, Mental Health Network
•Paul Jenkins (chair), Chief Executive, Rethink Mental Illness
Register now – we would be delighted if you could join us.
Editor, Health Service Journal