Specific Items of Interest
- This is the Final Appraisal Determination of the use of CCBT. It was published on the 22nd February 2006.
- This is the Nice Guidance on management of depression that was originally published in December 2004. It details the ‘stepped care’ approach (page 15), identified the benefit of CBT and referenced the 2002 NICE appraisal of CCBT.
- This is the published NICE guidance on the management of anxiety including panic and phobia and was also originally published in December 2004. This identified the benefit of CBT and the potential benefit of using CCBT as per the 2002 NICE Appraisal.
- The Our health, our care, our say White Paper sets out a vision to provide people with good quality social care and NHS services in the communities where they live. NHS services are half way through a 10 year plan to become more responsive to patient needs and prevent ill health by the promotion of healthy lifestyles. Social care services are also changing to give service users more independence, choice and control. CCBT is mentioned in the headlines on page 24 and further endorsed on pages 39 and 40.
- Practice based commissioning enables GPs and other frontline clinicians to commission services that are focused on the needs of their patients. This is likely to lead to more services being provided in community settings with greater convenience for patients. Primary care professionals are able to use practice based commissioning to lead the debate about how essential services are reformed. They will also be provided with more information on the financial implications of their referrals, enabling them to make more informed decisions.
- Welfare Reform Green Paper
- Welfare Reform Green Paper. The Government launched a Green Paper "A new deal for welfare: Empowering people to work" on Tuesday 24 January 2006. This is a landmark document for the Department in meeting its objectives of promoting opportunity and independence for all. It contains major new proposals to help individuals achieve their potential through work. This links to the use of BtB in a number of pathways to work initiatives (page 27)and the proposed National Pilot for CBT Centres described in our health, our care, our say described above.
- Self care was highlighted in the NHS Plan as one of the key building blocks for a patient-centred health service. More recently self care featured as a key component of the model for Supporting People with Long Term Conditions. Research shows that supporting self care can improve health outcomes, increase patient satisfaction and help in deploying the biggest collaborative resource available to the NHS and social care – patients and the public. Helping people self care represents an exciting opportunity and challenge for the NHS and social care services to empower patients to take more control over their lives. Published in January 2005.
- Speech by Lord Layard
- Speech by Lord Layard which has influenced the government to adopt CBT as a key requirement of getting people back to work given at the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health.
- Royal College of Psychiatrists
- Link to the Royal College of Psychiatrists web site information sheet on CBT.
- Link to the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies contains information on CBT.
- Link to MIND information on CBT
If you want to find out more about mental health or associated issues, here are some useful sites: