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by LIWY
Sat May 04, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Wellbeing in IAPT
Replies: 6
Views: 1282

Re: Wellbeing in IAPT

Good to read @hawke because my experiences in 10 yrs of IAPT were more similar to @Sam1987 It seemed to get ever worse because those that got promoted to management were those who were focussed on their own progression and/or had bought into the IAPT ideology and pushed staff hard to burnout whereas...
by LIWY
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Next intake for UCL PWP course?
Replies: 6
Views: 1894

Re: Next intake for UCL PWP course?

According to this document training is still to be funded with the theme of justifying cost by saying it will decrease healthcare costs in other parts of the system, hence LTC focus. https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/planning-guidance-18-19.pdf [have copied out the relevant part,...
by LIWY
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Struggling in IAPT service as untrained
Replies: 7
Views: 4300

Re: Struggling in IAPT service as untrained

There are so many people who now dismiss the entirety of CBT because of inappropriately applied low intensity interventions, that it will ultimately undermine the profession at this rate - Absolutely, it's also my experience that those who are thrown into low intensity work with no training are tol...
by LIWY
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Struggling in IAPT service as untrained
Replies: 7
Views: 4300

Re: Struggling in IAPT service as untrained

So sorry to read this is happening to you. This is not your fault! As you say yourself you are untrained and being given the workload that would likely be too advanced for a trained PWP, let alone someone who has had to rely on bits of in service CPD provided often by people who too lack formal trai...
by LIWY
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: NAO investigation into IAPT reporting
Replies: 0
Views: 2007

NAO investigation into IAPT reporting

Just wanted to highlight this in case any IAPTers think they might have something useful to contribute on the way IAPT stats are collected and prepared. Any experience for instance of having to record things as treatment that you would not really consider treatment (such as triage, calls to those on...
by LIWY
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: The PWP role
Replies: 8
Views: 4660

Re: The PWP role

I once worked in a service where the PWP job was manageable and the PWPs mostly happy. That service lost a tender for failing to reach access targets and became the type of factory that the OP describes. Where PWPs are happy it mostly seems that is because they know it is not a job for life and they...
by LIWY
Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: PWP Training Now available without a degree
Replies: 6
Views: 4541

Re: PWP Training Now available without a degree

PWPs were never envisaged to be psyc grads using the post as a stepping stone. I remember reading early interviews where David Clark envisaged that they would be people from the local community with diverse backgrounds - "such as hairdressers or taxi drivers". This was all before the true logistics ...
by LIWY
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Disparity in caseloads/supervision
Replies: 5
Views: 3313

Re: Disparity in caseloads/supervision

I think it would be great if it got out there because then there may be some honest conversations around the fact that services do not have enough budget to do the job they are being asked to do and that the original vision, that 2/3 of IAPT referrals would be Step 2 suitable, was flawed. As for Ste...
by LIWY
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Disparity in caseloads/supervision
Replies: 5
Views: 3313

Re: Disparity in caseloads/supervision

I see lots of bullying of Step3 staff also. Denying them working to NICE guidelines, insisting on over booking to meet targets, sending out into the community without proper workspace/admin facilities or support. Overall, the trend seems to be to chase targets, however damaging that may be to patien...
by LIWY
Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Current GMHW Training?
Replies: 17
Views: 14446

Re: Current GMHW Training?

Pleased for you and you sound like a dedicated and enthusiastic practitioner but this sounds like a political hot potato? The DoH must have spent running into the millions on PWP training over the past 8 years. Agreed, given the attrition rates it has not been a great investment for IAPT although OK...
by LIWY
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: IAPT waiting list targets
Replies: 1
Views: 4142

Re: IAPT waiting list targets

Hello, good to hear someone else talking about this. This practice is certainly rife in the South East where I know services. The one service that I know that was honest got absolutely slated in their local press for their wait times but they were no worse than anywhere else, they were just honest. ...
by LIWY
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: PWP agency work
Replies: 9
Views: 10699

Re: PWP agency work

Miriam - are you aware though that a good number of IAPT services, especially the ones run by non-NHS providers take on trainees who are funded by Health Education England with no promise of a job afterwards? We don't know if the OP applied to one of these services. Obviously if she was asked what h...
by LIWY
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Help Please, HR Nightmare
Replies: 26
Views: 12626

Re: Help Please, HR Nightmare

I'm really sorry that this has happened to you and if it was me I would pursue it if only to ensure that I knew where I stood for any future applications. Many Trusts have their managing sickness and absence policy available online these days so it's bizarre that they are being secretive about their...
by LIWY
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: PWP agency work
Replies: 9
Views: 10699

Re: PWP agency work

So lets just clarify this....you've got onto a PWP course, funded by the NHS I assume? And you then plan on training and leaving straight away to do agency work, where you cost the NHS more than double a normal PWP? Doesn't seem ethical to me. I appreciate agency work is there, and I think for many...
by LIWY
Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: KCA Surrey - PWP Trainee
Replies: 3
Views: 2617

Re: KCA Surrey - PWP Trainee

Well done on the job offer. Their non-NHS status shouldn't be a problem at all, you'll still be covering all the elements of a PWP job description. There's always work in London for PWPs it would seem. Very high attrition from the role sees to that. When they started KCA had a reputation for being n...