Is It OK That Only The Tip of The Iceberg Recover?

If only 1 in 10 people recovered from heart disease and cancer there would be uproar, but it seems to scarcely raise a professional eyebrow when independent assessment suggests that is the recovery rate for common disorders in IAPT. The blog post on ‘IAPT The Need for Radical Reform’ can be accessed by selecting below and right clicking https://connection.sagepub.com/blog/psychology/2018/02/07/on-sage-insight-improving-access-to-psychological-therapies-iapt-the-need-for-radical-reform/. One can only guess at the reasons behind the deafening silence. Perhaps it has to get as dramatic as yesterday’s BBC Panorama programme which announced a 50% increase in mental health deaths in the last 3 years.

There may be a need to move beyond professional interests to discussions with MPs, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Patient groups, Media etc

Dr Mike Scott

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