How can we improve mental health care?

Dr Tony Naughton
Dr Tony Naughton

People are being asked to help the local NHS improve psychological therapy services in the area.

The group which oversees GP practices and health services, the NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group has launched a survey to gather the views of locals as it begins the process of redesigning services and the ways they are accessed.

The consultation is part of the national Improving Access to Psychological Therapies initiative aimed at services for people with depression or anxiety disorders. These can include one-to-one counselling, group, telephone or online therapies and cognitive behavioural therapy.

Fylde and Wyre CCG’s clinical chief officer Dr Tony Naughton said: “We are always keen to get the views of patients to help shape our commissioning and service development. We want as many people from across Fylde and Wyre to fill out this survey and make their voices heard so we know we are making changes that will truly benefit our local population.”

Visit http://www.fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk/iapt/ before September 1.