Policy Engagement Masterclass

David Clark is one of the principal architects of the NHS England Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme, which last year provided NICE-approved talking therapies for over 600,000 people with anxiety or depression and achieved outcomes broadly in line with expectation from the clinical trials that underpin NICE guidance. The success of IAPT has prompted Australia, Israel, LA County, Norway, and Ontario to develop similar mental health services.

Steve Pilling is at the forefront of developing clinical guidelines for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the field of mental health care. He played a leading role in producing many of the NICE guidelines that underpin the IAPT programme and has also played a crucial role in developing high quality training courses for IAPT therapists.

This session will consider what we can learn from how psychologists and economists joined forces to advocate for IAPT, the policy engagement strategies they employed that led to its implementation – and answer your questions about how NICE incorporates clinical practice and health technology into its guidelines.

Supported by the Oxford Policy Engagement Network and hosted by the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging