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Delivery of Making Every Contact Count (MECC) for Mental Health Upskill Training for Primary & Community Health & Care Workforce across the North of England

The opportunity and the specification “Delivery of Making Every Contact Count (MECC) for Mental Health Upskill Training for Primary & Community Health & Care Workforce across the North of England” has been published via HEE's E-tendering portal Due-North ProContract:

https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=6bd8205a-4705-ea11-80fb-005056b64545&p=40bb618e-0a24-e611-8114-000c29c9ba21  

The deadline for submissions is 29th November 2019 at 23.30hrs; with Expressions of Interests to be received prior to this by 22nd November 2019 at 23.30hrs.

Should you have any questions relating to the project then please do send these via the messaging function on e-tendering system; or should you have any issues with registration then please raise this with the system helpdesk by visiting https://www.proactis.com/uk/contact-us/

To find out more click here.

University of Manchester: PWP programme

The PWP programme at the University of Manchester has recently won a teaching and learning award for teaching excellence and student experience and I think it would be nice for our partners in service who read your bulletin to be aware of this. If you would like any further information about this, please contact Clare Stevenson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Psychological wellbeing practitioner training at the University of Manchester has won a team award for Teaching and Learning.The awards were in recognition of teams who are making a real difference to the student experience. 

The PWP training is part of the wider programme; Advanced Practice Interventions in Mental Health (APIMH) team.  The award focused on teaching students the real impact of mental health through partnering with service users and carers from several not-for-profit mental health organisations (Hearing Voices Network, Anxiety UK, Connect Support, Fabulous Forgetful Friends, EDUCATE). The team received excellent student feedback – 100% student satisfaction in PTES.  Students commented of the value of service user involvement on the programme stating that this enhanced their learning experience.  Course staff include;

Tim Bradshaw: Programme Director

Anna Pruszynska: Pathway Lead

Clare Stephenson: Lecturer in Mental Health

Amy Blakemore: Lecturer in Mental Health

Paula Crawford: Teaching Fellow

Save the date: PPN Annual Conference 2019 - 28th November 2019

Have you registered your place at the upcoming PPN Annual Conference? 

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New HEE Digital Fellows spearhead the NHS Digital Revolution

New HEE Digital Fellows spearhead the NHS Digital Revolution

https://www.hee.nhs.uk/news-blogs-events/news/new-hee-digital-fellows-spearhead-nhs-digital-revolution September 2019 

Health Education England has awarded 17 new digital fellowships to incorporate digital health expertise within their careers. The Topol programme for Digital Fellowships in healthcare launched today provides fellows with time and support to design and deliver digital health projects and initiatives in their Trusts and a programme of workshops and mentoring to stimulate and support fellows to lead digital health transformations for NHS staff and patients.

New NHS App available for all to download

The NHS App allows you to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. Use it wherever you are, at any time.

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The North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2020 are now open for entries!

These awards are our opportunity to showcase the best research and innovation in NHS organisations, industry and academic partners, third sector organisations, local authorities and other collaborations in health innovation.
 
Entries are invited from any health, care and related organisations in Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The awards will be presented in March, with three free places for each finalist.


The 2019 awards attracted over 150 entries from across the region and proved to be a great success.

For more information, click here.

IAPT Webinar Series - Thursday 31st October 2019 12.30 - 1.30pm - 2018/19 Working with people with drug and alcohol addictions

IAPT Webinar Series - 31st October 2019 12.30 - 1.30pm - 2018/19 Working with people with drug and alcohol addictions

On Thursday 31st October 2019, 12:30 till 13:30, the IAPT webinar series welcomes members from Addaction to present on working with people with drug and alcohol addictions in IAPT, this webinar will look at the different aspects of IAPT services working effectively with Service Users with identified Substance Misuse working in integrated clinics within services , the benefits and challenges of achieving clinical effectiveness.

The webinar will be an opportunity for Clinicians, Managers & Commissioners to ask questions on this topic

How to join this webinar

Step 1: Clink the link to join the meeting: https://www.webjoin.com/

  • If you are asked to download WebEx please ignore this and click ‘run temporary application’

Step 2: When prompted, enter your name, email address and participant code: 35568817

Step 3: Once WebEx has launched, select ‘Call me’ from the audio connection drop down menu and enter your phone number. WebEx will then call the number you have entered.

You will be unable to hear the presenters unless dialled in.

If you are unable to join the WebEx please use the dial in details below:

UK free phone: 0800 917 1950

Participant passcode: 35568817 then #

Please note: Lines are automatically muted so you may not hear anything until the webinar begins but you will see the welcome slide of the presentation.

All webinars in the IAPT 2019 series are recorded.

Survey on provision of Psychological Therapies in Community Mental Health settings - UoM & UoB

Survey on provision of Psychological Therapies in Community Mental Health settings

Can you spare 5 minutes and tells us your views on the provision of group interventions in community mental health settings?

We are doing a survey of mental health professionals as part of a consultation exercise to help us design a research study. We are interested in increasing access to therapy groups for people with severe mental problems commonly seen by practitioners working in community mental health teams, such as people who receive diagnoses of schizophrenia, bipolar, and personality disorders.

Responses will be collected anonymously, and you will not be personally identifiable from the data collected. The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete.

The survey can be accessed here.

Please e-mail Pamela Jacobsen (University of Bath; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Filippo Varese (University of Manchester; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have any further questions about this survey. 

Applications open for 'HOPE European Exchange Programme'

HOPE European Exchange Programme

The HOPE European Exchange programme is a unique and exciting opportunity to understand the challenges of a healthcare system outside the UK. The benefits are personal, as well as professional, as it leads to seeing your own role and the NHS in a whole new light.

Firstly, HOPE stands for Hospitals of EurOPE. The exchange programme offers those with healthcare managerial responsibilities a unique opportunity to exchange time in your healthcare system with another EU member state for four weeks, followed by an international meeting for all participants.

This year, the number of UK applicants is increased and more organisations – across the NHS spectrum – encouraged to host participants from other EU countries to open up the experience for more people.

The 2020 programme will run from 11th May – 7th June 2020. 

Applications for participants and for hosting organisations for the 2020 programme will be open until 31st October 2019.

For more details please see the Leadership Academy information page

Job advertisement: Six Degrees Social Enterprise - Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner PWP -

Six Degrees Social Enterprise is a Salford based Community Interest Company, established in 2011. Our social mission is to build resilient communities in which people with common mental health problems are accepted, supported and equipped with skills to deal with the challenges they face. Six Degrees is a values driven organisation. Please visit our website for more information http://six-degrees.org.uk/

Six Degrees Social Enterprise is a Salford based Community Interest Company, established in 2011. Our social mission is to build resilient communities in which people with common mental health problems are accepted, supported and equipped with skills to deal with the challenges they face. Six Degrees is a values driven organisation. Please visit our website for more information http://six-degrees.org.uk/ 

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Six Degrees Social Enterprise, we are looking to recruit a Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner to work as part of the National Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme (IAPT) here in Salford.

Ideal candidates should demonstrate:

  • Evidence of the Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Training Qualification (trainees soon to complete training welcome to apply)
  • Provide timely triage and deliver brief interventions to those experiencing common mental health problems
  • Good knowledge of the stepped care model
  • Effective management of case load and a commitment to delivering patient centered high quality care
  • Effective organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team
  • Ability to mentor/support trainee staff
  • Ability to travel to venues in Salford

 

We offer our employees:

  • Clinical and Case Management Supervision
  • Generous Terms and Conditions
  • Pay increments in line with Agenda for Change
  • An inspirational work environment
  • A good pension

 

Opportunities to develop within a supportive and creative environmentIf you are interested please send your CV to Kelly Hylton (email below) and for informal discussions contact,Telephone; 0161 212 4981Email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.