Multi-Channel Choice for Psychological Therapies
The General Practitioner Health Service (NHS GP Health) and Onebright are delighted to launch their joint service for the new national England-wide NHS GPH . Onebright and the NHS Practitioner Health Programme (NHS PHP) have worked together for 6 years in the Greater London area to treat NHS dentists, hospital doctors and GPs requiring psychological therapies and are now extending their partnership to encompass all NHS GPH England-wide referrals.
GPs who are unable to access confidential care through mainstream NHS routes due to the nature of their role and/or health condition will be able to access a range of options for clients that follows NICE guidance for evidence-based treatments.
The multi-channel care reflects the best in mental health provision and recognizes the need to provide choice to its GP Clients. This includes remote delivery of therapies as well as face to face appointments. The remote models have been designed with GPs in mind understanding that they require consistently high quality therapy delivered by accredited senior therapists together with anonymity and schedule flexibility. Clients will be offered the chance to receive therapy over the telephone, skype and with a therapist-supported programme with the gold standard SilverCloud software platform.
“Our experience of GPs suffering with mental health problems is that being treated in a confidential service is important to manage their access to therapy and engagement in a much-needed treatment” explains Lee Grant, Clinical Director at Onebright Ltd. “we are honoured to work with such a critical group of people and look forward to supporting these clients back to health, and back to work.”
“Our England-wide service is extremely important in understanding the human side to GPs by recognizing that sometimes they do become unwell” says Lucy Warner, CEO of PHP. “Providing our GP clients, a high-quality range of treatment options, both remote and face-to-face reflects modern clinical practice in mental health and supports our goal of delivering accessible and confidential services”
The NHS GPH service is a self-referral service only and can offer support to any GP or GP trainee who is registered on the National Performers List in England or who is looking to return to clinical practice after a period of absence and has mental health or addiction concerns.