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Psychological Best practice in Inpatient Services for Older People and A Tension Between Complexity and Simplicity: Measuring Quality and Outcome in Older Adult Health and Social Care

22 February 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
This event is free and is open to both BPS members and to the general public. Registration is required. See Pricing tab for more information.
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Psychological Best practice in Inpatient Services for Older People

The Royal College of Psychiatry accreditation standards for older people’s inpatient services currently recommend a minimum of 0.5 wte dedicated clinical psychology time for each ward.

It further recommends that there is adequate clinical psychology resource for the size of unit to ensure that all patients have access to detailed psychological formulation and that there is therapy provision for those who would benefit.

This event will present the Faculty of the Psychology of Older People, British Psychological Society guidance on Psychological Best Practice in Inpatient Services for Older People, published in November 2017.

The guidance outlines what features of an inpatient service contribute to the psychological health of inpatient environments for older people, their families and the staff who work there, and what clinical psychologists specifically can contribute to services.

Measuring Outcomes: A tension between simplicity and complexity

Across the four nations there is an increasing emphasis on the importance on measuring quality and outcomes in healthcare.

A series of presentations on measuring quality and outcomes will be led by Dr Tresa Andrews, Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Quality Improvement Clinical Lead, Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

Tresa has represented Older Peoples’ Services at the National Mental Health Quality and Outcomes Group and has been involved in the development of the NHS England’s Framework/Guidance on Mental Health Outcomes.

Examples of good practice in measuring outcomes in older people’s services in Northern Ireland will be presented by lead clinicians from across the region.

Please see the programme tab for further information.

Malone House,
Barnett Demesne,

Event Location: 
09:30 Registration

Psychological Best practice in Inpatient Services for Older People

11:15 Coffee

Measuring Outcomes: A tension between simplicity and complexity

Lunch and refreshments included

An afternoon session will provide the opportunity for more detailed discussion of the material presented in the morning session and how this can be taken forward in local services.

Registration information 

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