Improving Mental Health for People Living with Diabetes

GPs and Practice Managers in North West London are invited to register now for a series of workshops focused on improving the mental health of people living with diabetes.

A third of North West London’s residents with long term conditions  have a common mental health problem such as depression or anxiety. Most of them may not receive support for their emotional health. Adopting new approaches to identifying mental illness could help improve quality of life, health outcomes and generate savings.

The workshops will identify better ways to coordinate the delivery of care across individual practices, networks, federations and other health and social care providers, resulting in improved outcomes for patients.

The workshops will:

  • Reduce patient attendance in urgent care centres and A&E for diabetes or mental health problems;
  • Improve the use of resources and practice time, resulting in better outcomes;
  • Simplify referral pathways for local community, mental health or diabetic services;
  • Identify and prioritise complex patients, avoiding unnecessary admissions.

Taking place during December and January, the workshops are grouped into three areas:

  • Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon;
  • Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster;
  • Hounslow, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham.

GPs or Practice Managers interested in joining the workshops should:

Further information about the mental health work of Imperial College Health Partners is available from raj.karsandas@imperialcollegehealthpartners.com

For information on Like Minded and the North West London Collaborative of Clinical Commissioning Groups  please contact Lucy Smith via like.minded@nw.london.nhs.uk, Telephone: 020 3350 4267.

 

 

 

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