With the successful roll out of IAPT for primary care, NHS England has begun to focus attention on IAPT for more complex presentations and for secondary care. Over the past few years a number of initiatives and demonstration sites have been developed to evaluate service models for IAPT-SMI (bipolar, psychosis, and personality disorder), for children, for long-term conditions, and for LD. In addition the IAPT initiatives have provided considerable practice based data sets which are being used to inform guidelines for psychological therapies and further service developments and effectiveness studies.
This conference is an opportunity to learn more about new directions in IAPT beyond primary care and how to use the growing evidence to inform and develop local services.
· Professor Steve Pilling, UCL - 'Using Large Datasets to inform service development and policy'