On 1st May 2018 the West Yorkshire R&D Team held a workshop to bring together academics, commissioners and colleagues working across primary care at an event entitled 'Mental Health in Primary Care'.

The aim of the workshop was to support evidence-based commissioning, as well as to offer health professionals the opportunity to discuss research with academics who are developing interventions that are being or could be used in practice.

The event was chaired by Dr Brendan Kennedy, GP Partner (Modality Partnership AWC) and Airedale Wharfedale and Craven CCG Executive GP. 

Presentations were also given by Jo Butterfield, Project Lead, West Yorkshire MH STP; Alicia Ridout, Deputy Director mHabitat, Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust; Professor Mike Lucock, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Huddersfield and Associate Director of Research in the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust; and Professor Allan House, Professor of Liaison Psychiatry at University of Leeds.

See speaker biographies here

The presentations from the day can be found below:

Jo Butterfield - Sustainability, Transformation, Planning

Alicia Ridout - Co-designing MindWell Leeds – defining practitioner requirements

Professor Mike Lucock - Supporting self-help for common mental health problems in primary care

Dr Brendan Kennedy - Developing a Bio-Psycho-Social Model of Care within Primary Care

Professor Allan House - Long term conditions and medically unexplained symptoms: managing severe and complex cases

Or you can listen to audio recordings of the sessions:

Jo Butterfield:

Alicia Ridout:

Professor Mike Lucock:

Dr Brendan Kennedy:

Professor Allan House:

Presentations were then followed by a session led by Dr Brendan Kennedy, who asked attendees to examine and discuss any realistic changes they could make to the management of frailty in their own areas, exploring both potential outcomes and barriers.

We would like to thank all speakers and attendees for their participation in this knowledge transfer event. If you have any questions please get in touch.


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