We are holding this lunchtime webinar series to share our learning and experience from work undertaken as part of the IMPHS project. The aim of this project is to improve support and services for people with serious mental illnesses regarding their physical health. 

The IMPHS Project is part of the King’s Health Partners, Mind and Body Programme. It has been funded by the Maudsley Charity, hosted by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and delivered alongside colleagues from the Centre for Implementation Science at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London.

Webinar dates and topics are listed below.

Webinar: The Integrating Our Mental and Physical Healthcare Systems (IMPHS) approach

  • Wednesday 16 November 2022, 1-2pm 
  • An introductory webinar that outlines how the IMPHS Project Team have approached delivery of key projects focused on improving the physical healthcare of adults with severe mental illness (SMI) at SLaM.

Webinar: Health Champions

  • Wednesday 23 November 2022, 1-2pm
  • This webinar will focus on sharing a toolkit approach to implementing a health champion model within healthcare services, designed specifically to support adults with SMI who experience associated physical health problems. The session will cover the key factors that enable a successful championship model and offer ideas for how health champions can be utilised and supported in practice.

Webinar: Digital devices

  • Wednesday 30 November 2022, 1-2pm

  • This session is aimed at sharing key learning from a study exploring how people with SMI use digital technology to help manage their physical health. The session will seek to share key findings from the study and propose recommendations for the potential of digital in physical healthcare practice when supporting adults living with SMI.

Webinar: An evaluation of physical healthcare within SLaM community mental health teams

  • Wednesday 8 February 2023, 1-2pm

  • A webinar focused on sharing the outcomes from a service evaluation investigating how physical healthcare is approached within SLaM’s adult community mental health teams. This evaluation has involved staff from across the organisation, as well as service-users and carers, and has led to the development of key recommendations aimed at improving physical healthcare at SLaM. This session will focus on sharing how those recommendations have been developed and next steps in terms of how they will be handed over and implemented by the Trust.

Webinar: Consultant Connect 

  • Wednesday 15 February 2023, 1-2pm
  • A webinar focused on the implementation and evaluation of Consultant Connect in SLaM services over the last two years. Consultant Connect is a communications platform, which enables improved access to expert advice and guidance, that SLaM has used to improve the physical healthcare for its patients. SLaM is the first mental health Trust in the UK to use the Consultant Connect system to give access to secondary care services in the acute setting. The webinar will explain how the project was set up, the Trust-wide roll out, and share key outcomes and learning. More information on how to download the app and use it in practice will also be covered as part of the session.

Webinar: Physical Health Clinic

  • Wednesday 22 February 2023, 1-2pm 

  • A webinar focused on key learning from a pilot partnership project that embedded an in-reach physical health team within inpatient services at two of SLaM's hospitals. Clinicians from King’s College Hospital responded directly to physical healthcare concerns raised by psychiatry trainees caring for service-users admitted to inpatient services at SLaM. The session will outline how the clinic has been implemented, the use of advice and guidance to support long-term condition management and decision-making, and outcomes achieved as a result of the project.

Register and find out more

If you have any questions, please contact imphs@slam.nhs.uk