Key achievements to date include:
1. Sustaining improvement in outcomes for people with anxiety and depression
- A nine percentage point increase in recovery rates* (from 47% to 56%) maintained for two years (2015-17).
- A steady increase in the numbers of people treated who ‘moved to recovery’ – from 938 in April 2017 to 1,159 in June 2017.
- An independent impact study showed £750,000 of NHS money saved as a result of the Oxford AHSN Anxiety and Depression Clinical Network’s activity.
- An estimated additional 384 people returned to work over a 21-month period
- A detailed report on the benefits to the healthcare (and wider) economy can be found here and a longer case study here.
2. Introducing seven service innovations across our network
- Cognitive behaviour therapy for insomnia
- Depression and diabetes integrated care
- Heart2Heart integrated care
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease integrated care
- MUS (medically unexplained symptoms – or persistent physical symptoms) integrated care
- PPiPCare (Psychological Perspectives in Primary Care) training programme for GPs and other primary care staff
- PPEPCare (Psychological Perspectives in Education and Primary Care) training programme for teachers and others working with children and young people
3. Supporting implementation of integrated network-wide IAPT^ services
- Taking 1,000+ more patients through treatment each year.
4. Designing a healthcare utilisation evaluation model
- Establishing partnership with David Stuckler, Professor of Political Economy and Sociology, University of Oxford, to design a healthcare utilisation evaluation model and conduct local evaluation of new integrated IAPT services.
* Recovery rate = by the end of treatment the patient has dropped below the clinical/non-clinical threshold for both anxiety and depression
^ IAPT = Improving Access to Psychological Therapies