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Mental Health Crisis in Emergency Care Conference

Healthcare Conferences UK

The national review of NHS clinical standards has said patients presenting in A&E with an emergency mental health need should receive a response from the liaison psychiatry team within one hour of being referred, and within 24 hours for an urgent referral. This conference focuses on improving the emergency response to people experiencing mental health crisis who arrive in A&E services. Ideally people experiencing mental health crisis will be supported by mental health crisis service and therefore not have to attend A&E. However many people experiencing mental health crisis are not aware of, or do not have easily accessible alternative options therefore the only option is to either not access help, to dial 999 or go to A&E. Historic design of A&E datasets mean it is not possible to reliably and routinely count the number of A&E mental health attendances which has made it challenging to systematically understand the extent of mental health demand on A&E or to assess impact. The NHS Long Term plan states that the new targets would be introduced by 2020.

The conference will include a presentation on managing young people experiencing mental health crisis in an A&E Setting following the findings that "in 2017-18, there were 27,487 attendances in A&E by young people aged 18 or under with a recorded diagnosis of a psychiatric condition.” Young Minds 2018

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve the response to people in mental health crisis attending emergency departments
  • Understand the implications of the new NHS clinical standard: patients presenting in A&E with an emergency mental health need should receive a response from the liaison psychiatry team within one hour of being referred, and within 24 hours for an urgent referral
  • Learn from outstanding practice in psychiatric liaison services
  • Reflect on national developments and learning including the findings of the November 2018 HSIB investigation into the provision of mental health care to patients presenting at the emergency department
  • Improve the way you provide high quality mental health crisis care in the emergency department
  • Develop your skills in assessment & psychiatric decision making
  • Understand how you can improve discharge or diversion to a more appropriate setting
  • Identify key strategies for managing self harm
  • Improve how you work with frequent A&E attenders
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain cpd accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Members of the College of Paramedics can get a 20% discount on conference prices. Click here for the discount code

PLEASE NOTE: This is an external event organised by Healthcare Conferences UK. The College of Paramedics is not responsible for the content or quality of the course. Attendance is at the discretion of the organisers and not the College of Paramedics. To find out more information or if you have any questions please contact the organisers directly.

Costs

Members: See website
Non Members: See website

Details

Start Date: 12th July 2019
Finish Date: 12th July 2019
Website: https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/mental-health-crisis-in-emergency-care