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ClinPsyD Programme Annual CPD Event and Review

The University of Manchester
Monday 7 July 2014

The Manchester ClinPsyD programme is very pleased to invite you to its Annual CPD Event and Review as an opportunity for the Programme to engage with stakeholders and let them know what we've done in the last year and what our plans are for the future. We also like to put on talks about topics that are of interest to stakeholders, as part of our commitment to continuing professional development within the region. This year we have a very exciting speaker:

Dr Lucy Johnstone will be presenting "Psychological formulation: a radical alternative to psychiatric diagnosis?"

Dr Johnstone will present some thoughts about the future of psychological formulation in light of the Division of Clinical Psychology's (DCP's) recent Position Statement on Classification and the International debate about DSM-5 and diagnosis. She will argue that clinical psychologists are uniquely well-placed to respond to one of the few remaining defences of diagnosis, which is that there is currently no alternative. She will summarise the essential principles of the DCP's plans to maintain the momentum of this important debate.

Venue: Basement Lecture Theatre A, Zochonis Building, Brunswick Street, University of Manchester

Time: Monday 7 July 2014 from 1.30-4.00pm (complimentary lunch available from 12.45pm in the new Hub on the Ground Floor of Zochonis Building). For those of you who are attending the Year 3 Placement Fair the Annual Review is immediately afterwards.

Attendees: The meeting is an excellent CPD and networking opportunity for clinical psychologists who are (or would like to be) involved with the ClinPsyD programme in any way, such as teaching, trainee supervision, selection, committees etc. ClinPsyD trainees, University staff and members of the Community Liaison Group are also very welcome to attend.

It would greatly help the organisation of the day if you could inform us whether you will be attending the afternoon and/or the lunch. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a place, or telephone 0161 306 0400.

Making Groups Work in IAPT Training

The Anna Freud Centre has over 2 years successfully ran a short training course in running low and high intensity CBT groups. Previously this was restricted to London IAPT services, as it was directly commissioned by London NHS education commissioners, but is now open to all for IAPT services to fund individual staff to attend or for suitable staff to self-fund

Details of the next Making Groups Work in IAPT – Evidence and Innovation course are as follows

Tutors: Morris Nitsun, Jeff Halperin, Alistair Bailey

Dates: 15th – 16th May, 5th – 6th June and 24th – 25th July 2014 (i.e. course is 6 full days in 3 blocks of 2 days)

Upon completion, participants will be in a position to run evidence based groups in IAPT with a more in-depth appreciation of group process and effectiveness.

For more information and to book a place, please visit Making Groups Work in IAPT or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Improving Maternal Mental Health Conference

Improving Maternal Mental Health - Improving the Quality of Perinatal Mental Health Services
Thursday 10 July 2014 London

For more information visit the website.

Calling all PWPs and IAPT Service Managers: PWP National Networking Forum

Wednesday 9th July 2014
Birmingham City Football Ground, Birmingham

Download the draft programme.

This event is designed specifically for PWPs and their managers to come together for knowledge and experience-sharing, networking and clinical skills training. The day offers participants 6 hours of CPD.

Key themes of the day:

1. Next steps in PWP evolution: new roles and responsibilities to retain PWPs longer and offer genuine career progression
2. Latest developments in PWP practice, including national and international developments
3. Creating an exciting communication network for PWPs with dedicated web-space, twitter feed, research updates and a facebook group so PWPs and managers can find updates, good resources and materials and share best practice and questions more easily

Clinical skills workshops:

1. Working with Generalised Anxiety Disorder
2. Working with OCD
3. Working with Older People
4. Managers and Supervisors Networking Forum
5. Senior PWPs/PWP Leads Networking Forum

This forum will be made up of presentations and interactive clinical skills sessions which will enable you to share experiences and learn from each other, leaving the day armed with new ideas, skills, knowledge and contacts.

The day will not end with the event alone; the best outcome of the event will be a dedicated way of sharing and communicating with PWPs and Low Intensity CBT practitioners both nationally and internationally.

Book your £150 plus VAT* place:

  • Email your booking to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Book online at the PWP NNF website
  • Call SBK events 01732 897788

Finally, all registered attendees can submit a poster which shares your innovative and effective ways of PWP working. For further information download the application form.

2014-15 Expressions of Interest for IAPT PWP and HIT Training Places

Health Education North West are now inviting expressions of interest for funding of 2014-15 trainee places for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and High Intensity Workers as part of the continued roll-out of IAPT to assist teams in the development and continuity of the IAPT workforce.

Expressions of interest are to reach This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 11th April 2014.

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Download further information.
Download IAPT funding confirmation form.

Psychosis and Schizophrenia in Adults

Implementing the updated 2014 NICE Guideline
Tuesday 3 June 2014, London

Full details are available at www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/psychosis-schizophrenia-adults 

Follow the conference on Twitter #Schizophrenia

North West CAMHS partnerships are now invited to join the 2014-15 CYP IAPT programme learning collaborative

The application form and detail of the process are available at www.cypiapt.org/Offer%202014.php. The deadline for submission is midnight on Wednesday 30 April 2014. The NW Collaborative will be holding an 'open day' event on Monday 7th April, were colleagues from the NW Collaborative and National CYP IAPT Project team will be available to meet those partnerships considering applying to join the NW CYP IAPT Collaborative in 2014/15, registration details on the above link.

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Call for Good Practice Examples of Inter-professional Learning (IPL) by 31st March 2014

Health Education North West is currently collecting examples of Inter-professional Learning (IPL) for a NW IPL e-book. The aim of this is to show examples of good practice and IPL activity over the past 5 years, demonstrating the breadth of activity across any NW healthcare programmes, within practice and/or academic settings.

Submissions are requested for no later than 31st March 2014

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If you require any further information regarding this or any other aspects of the IPL project please contact:

Karen Hellewell
Development Manager - Inter-Professional Learning Project
Health Education North West
Direct line: 07906995713
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Electronic Document Management in Healthcare: Delivering a Paperless NHS

Tuesday 20 May 2014
Birmingham

Following NHS England's committment to a paperless NHS, this one day conference focuses on a practical guide to delivering electronic document management in your organisation. The delivery of clinical care is no longer from a single place with a single record location but from multiple sites (including the patients own home) and the electronic record needs to be available in these multiple sites.

The conference opens with a keynote address by Dr Masood Nazir Clinical Informatics Advisor NHS England and outlines a number of different strategies for the implementation of EDM and discusses key issues including the legal framework and information governance. This will be complemented by practical case studies from NHS Trusts that have implemented Electronic Document Management in practice.

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Book your place.

Topics include:

  • Setting the standards for EDM and delivering a paperless NHS between primary and secondary care by 2015
  • Electronic Document Management: The options: To back scan or not to back scan. That is the question
  • The Caldicott2 Information Governance Review: opportunities and threats in relation to Electronic Document Management
  • Realising the Clinical Benefits and engaging Clinical Staff
  • Integrating systems to enable EDM supporting the whole patient journey
  • From EPR to EDM: EDM as a platform for a full electronic paperless hospital
  • Working without the hard copy: Removing the case notes and moving towards the eHospital
  • Electronic Document Management: Legal issues and requirements