The Journal of Health Psychology has just published the 1st of 3 Commentaries on my paper ‘IAPT- The Need for Radical Reform’ https://connection.sagepub.com/blog/psychology/2018/02/07/on-sage-insight-improving-access-to-psychological-therapies-iapt-the-need-for-radical-reform/ , the other 2 commentaries will be published online in the next week or two. I will be writing a commentary on the commentaries. The 1st of the Commentaries is by Sami Tamimi (see below):
‘The diagnosis is correct, but National Institute of Health and Care Excellence guidelines are part of the problem not the solution’
Mike Scott’s study provides data demonstrating that the national Improving Access to Psychological Therapies project is not leading to improved outcomes or value for money. I present further data from both the adult and children and young people’s versions of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies that lends supports to this conclusion. However, while Scott argues in favour of better compliance with National Institute of Health and Care Excellence guidelines and greater model expertise, I argue that it is this ‘technical’ focus that is part of the problem not the solution.
1Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, UK
2Health Education England, UK
3University of Lincoln, UK
Sami Timimi, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation
Trust, Trust Headquarters, Lincoln LN1 1FS, UK.
Interesting that similar findings in Children and Young Person’s IAPT.
Dr Mike Scott