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Integrated Care for People with Persistent Physical Symptoms

2nd October 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 4:45 pm


The words ‘Integrated Care’ currently feature in every health briefing, newsletter and policy document, but what exactly does it mean and what does it look like in practice? For people with Persistent Physical Symptoms as a result of a long term conditions and/or disturbance of function, treating physical, psychological and social needs in tandem is key to getting the best outcomes in terms of morbidity, mortality, quality of life and cost.

This event, sponsored by the Academic Health Science Network on behalf of the Integrated Care System, will propose a region-wide model of care for people with Persistent Physical Symptoms. A range of presentations will showcase innovative pathways of care from within that model, with contributions from patients, primary care, IAPT, physiotherapy, acute trusts, liaison and complex care services. Workshops will enable participants to explore the challenges and opportunities that building trust and collaborative relationships can bring; designing new care models better able to meet rising demand for care in the community as well as in hospitals.

This free event is open to all who are interested in understanding and contributing to integrated care approaches for Persistent Physical Symptoms. We would particularly welcome attendance from teams of healthcare professionals from across CCGs and acute hospital trusts representing GPs, pharmacy, occupational health, physiotherapy, liaison, health psychology, allied health professionals, third sector organisations, public health and ‘Treat as One’ leads.


The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria


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