PCMIS is proud to be part of the pilot data collection and expansion of dataset to assess the impact of ‘integrated IAPT’ services, co-located in and integrated with physical health services. Focused on people with anxiety/ depression in the context of Long Term Conditions (LTCs) and/or Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS), they will be delivered in primary care and outpatient settings with savings expected in secondary care and primary care.
Following the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, and subsequent implementation plan, NHS England is committed to increasing access to integrated evidence-based psychological therapies for people with anxiety/depression in the context of Long-Term physical health problems and persistent and distressing Medically Unexplained Symptoms.
This pilot exercise is linked to the existing IAPT data set standard through the collection of LTC and/or MUS data from participating IAPT providers and services.
The data collected will be used to assess the impact of the Integrated IAPT Early Implementers Programme on health outcomes and use of primary and secondary healthcare services. Currently, 22 IAPT providers are being supported as Integrated IAPT Early Implementers in 2016/17 and 2017/18.
More information on the pilot is available via NHS digital here.