Healthy Body Healthy Mind Workshop

  • Date 14th June 2022
  • Start time 1:30 pm
  • Finish time 4:30 pm
  • Venue/Location Online
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Physical Health Checks for patients with severe mental illness

This Equally Well, OHID, NHSE/I and CORE20PLUS5 workshop will explore how we as a system can improve the completion of Physical Health Checks for patients with severe mental illness. You will hear from regional experts in Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside and Lancashire and South Cumbria, including a self-assessment tool system approach, improving the uptake and quality of health checks in primary care, taking innovative commissioning decisions to improve uptake, culturally appropriate approaches as well as learning from patient experience. The agenda for the session is below.

The event is intended for mental health leads, health improvement leads, public health, clinical leads, GP’s Primary Care Networks, health inequalities leads, health care professionals, policymakers, pharmacists, innovation agencies, voluntary sector and those with an interest in long-term health conditions and sustainability in health and care.

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 Times Agenda Item Lead
13:30 –13:40 Welcome and Introductions Annie Murray, Health & Wellbeing Manager Office for Health Improvement and Disparities

Caroline Holtom TBC

13:40 – 14:00 Patient experience of Physical Health Checks Nikita Le Sauvage & Ian Callaghan

Expert by Experience, Equally Well UK

14:00 – 14:15 CORE20PLUS5 Eileen O’Meara, Interim Clinical Director for NHSE NW & Lead for Core20PLUS5
14:15 – 14:35 Self-assessment tool for Physical Health Checks – a system approach Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health

 Annie Murray, Health & Wellbeing Manager Office for Health Improvement and Disparities

14:35 – 14:55 Fylde and Wyre Primary care

Lancashire and South Cumbria

 “Improving the uptake and quality of health checks for people with an SMI in Fylde & Wyre”

Dr Kath Greenwood, GP and Mental health Clinical Lead for Fylde & Wyre CCG (ICB)

 Mark Welsh, Mental Health Programme Manager, Lancashire and South Cumbria



14:55 – 15:15 Warrington CCG

Cheshire and Merseyside

 “How Innovative Commissioning decisions can improve the uptake of the SMI Annual Physical Health Check”

Margi Butler, Mental Health Commissioner

Dr Gemma Askey, Mental Health Clinical Lead

15:15 – 15:30 Culturally Appropriate Approaches in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester

Stewart Lucas, System Lead for VCSE Integration (Mental Health), GMHSCP

Charlene Mulhern, Mental Wellbeing System Lead, GMHSCP

Charles Kwaku-Odoi, Chief Officer, Caribbean & African Health Network

15:30 – 15:40 Break  
15:40 – 16:10 Interactive Session

Questions & thoughts…..

Facilitated Session
16:10 – 16:30 Feedback and next steps Annie Murray & Caroline Holtom