The Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Teesside and Durham are working to deliver enhanced ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’ (IAPT) services, and Stockton North MP, Alex Cunningham, is encouraging users to give their views on the proposed new model.
The proposed new model seeks to provide a single point of access for users; expanded range of NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) therapies; employment support; and a pathway to the appropriate treatment. The CCG’s are asking for past and present users to attend focus groups to give their views on their proposals. In Stockton North, a focus group will be held on 23 April at Billingham Library, between 4pm and 5.30.
I’d encourage users past and present to attend this focus group on 23 April. Important changes are being made to this service, and if the model is to work for users, it’s vital that have their say.
If users are unable to attend, they can get involved by completing the online questionnaire – www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/IAPT2018