Developing a competency framework for Perinatal Mental Health – Invitation to practitioners to review draft framework by 31st January 2017

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is working in partnership with Health Education England (HEE) to develop a "competency framework" for perinatal mental health care skills to support all professionals working with mothers and families, from preconception until 1 year postnatal.

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Public Health Glossary Launched

As outlined in the Five Year Forward View, the future of the next generations and the sustainability of NHS depend ona radical upgrade in prevention and public health. In order to deliver on this large scale change, it is crucial that all organisations within the health and care sectors work together when developing national policies and resources and that these are underpinned by consistent language.

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Calling everyone working with people with dementia! - Northern Lights Dementia Awards

Northern Lights Dementia Awards Supporting quality improvement in the north of England 

Final Call before closing date - 12th January 2017

This year’s awards will celebrate the great work happening in dementia across an even wider geographical area as we expand to the North of England for the 4th year of these awards. 

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As part of this year’s Division of Clinical Psychology annual conference, there will be a FREE psychology festival in Liverpool from 18-21 January. Four evenings of mental health through the arts, bringing together poetry, dance, story-telling, live music, photography, theatre and much more! The events will take place across Liverpool city centre and all will be free. You can see more about the line up in the attached leaflet.

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DCP Survey “What is the future for the DCP? Reviewing the DCP and the BPS – what we do well, what we might do better and what is needed to achieve this”

We hope that all DCP members will respond to this very important survey so that we can understand the views of clinical psychologists and trainees on what is needed for the future. We are also very interested in getting the views of clinical psychologists and trainees who are not currently DCP members. Please forward this email to any of your colleagues who may not otherwise receive it.

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New National NICE Guidance has been published

The New National NICE Guidance on ‘Coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse: community health and social care services’ has been published.

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Annual Prevention and Optimal Management in Stillbirth and Late Miscarriage meeting

To all our colleagues in obstetric and midwifery teams you are invited to our third annual prevention and optimal management in stillbirth and late miscarriage meeting.

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New NIHR funding opportunities - HTA and HS&DR Programmes

New NIHR funding opportunities available

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North West PPN Annual Conference 10th November 2016 - Resources Uploaded


The resources (programme, presentations, biographies, videos, photos, materials) from the 2016 North West Psychological Professions Network Annual Conference: “The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health: Psychological Professions and the Transformation of Mental Health Care” that took place on Thursday 10th November 2016 have been now been uploaded on the PPN North West Annual Conference web page under Previous PPN North West Annual Conferences.

Please select the ‘10/11/2016 – The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health’ slider to reveal the Resources.

Please read more about how the Welton Media documentary raised awareness of pancreatic cancer.

Eating Disorders Summit: Rapid Early Intervention & Developing a Gold Standard Service

Monday 16 January 2017
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

The National Eating Disorders Summit will focus on ensuring rapid early intervention for people with eating disorders, in line with the national waiting time standard, and developing a gold standard service including dedicated community eating disorder services. Through national updates, lived experience and practical case studies the conference will also look at how you can implement the new National Standards for eating disorders as outlined in the five year forward view implementation plan published in July 2016.

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