I am delighted to be the lead GP for the Mental Health workstream for the CCG.
Overall our aim is to move to commissioning mental health services which are able to intervene early on when people start to have problems, help them recover quickly and widen the scope of currently rather traditional services. This is not going to happen overnight but we are making a start by focusing on the projects outlined in our 2013/14 programme below.
Dr. John Hague, GP in Ipswich and Clinical Lead for mental health
The CCG’s ambition for Mental Health is:
The new Wellbeing Suffolk Service commenced from 1 September 2016, provided by Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust. The new service contract will include:
Visit the new website: www.wellbeingsuffolk.co.uk
RCN Mental Health in children and young people - toolkit for nurses
Wellbeing Suffolk service - how to access support
Healthy Suffolk - Substance Misuse service - new 1 April 2015
NHS Choices: Mental Health Apps Library
Rethink Mental Illness - Physical health resources
Learning Disability - Mencap GP toolkit
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Adult Autism GP briefing
Mental health online training and free resources
CAMHS working with children and young people leaflet
Eating Disorders a guide for General Practice
The Lester UK Adaptation
• Lester UK Adaptation 2014 update (An intervention framework for people experiencing psychosis and schizophrenia)
• User-led Lester Postcard prompt
Resources from Rethink Mental Health:
• Your health is precious. Have you had it checked this year?
• A physical health check for people using mental health services