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Masterclass in Integrated Care for Older People

Monday 9 June 2014
DoubleTree by Hilton, Manchester

This is your chance to get a head start on avoiding unnecessary admissions with new models of care.

Five compelling reasons to attend:

1. Title: Masterclass in Integrated Care for Older People
This intensive interactive masterclass will give delegates the opportunity to really drill down into the mechanics of developing and delivering integrated care for older people. Check out the event home page.

2. Content: Improve clinical and economic outcomes by transforming traditional approaches to older people's care.
Examine different potential models of integrated care by: assessing the challenges of a whole system model of integrated care; meeting the demands of integrating systems and developing robust models of partnership working; developing a model which includes targeted prevention improved discharge and referral management. View the full programme.

3. Speakers: Your workshop leader Peter Sharp, Head of Wellbeing at Cordis Bright
As well as former Chief Executive of the Centre for Workforce Intelligence, will explain the different potential models of integrated care and introduce a series of case studies who will share their experiences of delivering integrated care. View who will be joining Peter.

4. Networking: Share best practice with CCGs and older people's services from the NHS and local authorities.
Book now and join current job titles including: Development Nurse for Older Adults, Nursing Lead, Head of Services and Integration Programme Manager from NHS Trusts and CCGs.

5. Price: Only £284 + VAT*
*Price per place for NHS attendees when booking 4 or more places. This special NHS price will help you to attend this day with your team so you can implement your new ideas and strategies together. Alternatively, if you would like to attend Improving Quality and Efficiency in Healthcare Services for Older People on Tuesday 10th June 2014 you can benefit from the same discount. View the price, terms and conditions. 

Vacancy for Teaching Fellow in Mental Health (Specialising in Low Intensity IAPT) - University of Manchester

Closing date : 26/05/2014
Reference : M&HS-04217
Faculty / Organisational unit : Medical & Human Sciences
School / Directorate : School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work
Employment type : Fixed Term
Duration : 1 year
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Salary : £29,837 to £36,661 (pro rata) per annum
Hours per week : 0.40 FTE

For full details and how to apply, visit www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk.

Working it out: How to successfully support people with mental illness into employment

25th June 2014
Woburn House, London

A one day conference from Centre for Mental Health to provide practical tools, guidance and expertise in supporting people with mental illness into work.

For further details and booking form, download the conference programme.

Psychological Therapies for Depression and Anxiety

Wednesday 18 June 2014
ICO Conference Centre, London

Full details available in our events calendar

Power to Communities: healing through social justice

International Conference at the University of Liverpool: 25th - 27th June 2014

Conference Themes:

  • Social injustice and mental health - Wednesday 25th June
  • Securing human rights in psychiatric care - Wednesday 25th June
  • Cultural diversity and mental health - Thursday 26th June
  • Creating and developing healing communities - Friday 27th June
  • Arts and madness - throughout


Download full conference programme.

Call for volunteers for North West Big Bang Fair

We are looking for volunteers to get involved with the North West Big Bang Fair, a regional careers fair that feeds into the national Big Bang Fair held in Birmingham every March.

A variety of healthcare professionals (all grades welcome) are needed for the NHS stand at the event on July 8th at Aintree Racecourse. Volunteers will be required to bring a simple hands on kit to demonstrate what they do, preferably without electricity.

Don't be put off by the science bit as the NHS stand will be open to all healthcare professionals, as science is involved in all our roles!

Please contact hThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested.

Volunteers needed for The Skills Show @ The International Festival for Business

The Skills Show @ The IFB is a free interactive careers event for 6,000 14-25 year olds across all 6 Boroughs in Liverpool City Region. The event will take place on Tuesday 17 June 2014 (9am-8pm) and Wednesday 18 June 2014 (9am-5pm) at Aintree Racecourse.

We are looking for volunteers from all NHS professions to join the NHS stand and run simple hands on activities based on a specific skill to inspire young people and help them consider careers in the NHS.

'Have a Go' activities should be no more than 5–10 minutes long per person and be able to be delivered 9am-5pm throughout both days and during the 5pm-8pm evening session on the 17 June. If you can volunteer to join us for half a day or for a full day please let us know.

If you are interested please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

An alternative guide to the urgent and emergency care system in England

A&E is often seen as a service in crisis and is the focus of much media and political interest. But A&E is just the tip of the iceberg – the whole urgent and emergency care system is complex, and surrounded by myth and confusion.

The King's Fund's brand new animation gives a whistle-stop tour of how the system fits together and busts some myths about what's really going on – explaining that the underlying causes go much deeper than just A&E and demand a joined-up response across all services.

Watch the animation.

Making Groups Work in IAPT – Evidence and Innovation

The upcoming dates for Making Groups Work in IAPT – Evidence and Innovation training at the Anna Freud Centre have been added to our events calendar.

The deadline for applications has been extended to Thursday, 8th May 2014.

Call for Information - Do you run Step 2 Group Sessions?

A network member has been in contact looking for help with finding treatment materials or manuals suitable for group delivery of anxiety and depression at Step 2.

If you are currently running a group, have ideas to share, or have resources you have found particularly useful please get in touch with to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will be pleased to hear from you.