Presentation on theme: "Anne Kirby, Psychosis CAG1 Service User Advisory Group & Care Pathways Involvement Psychosis CAG."— Presentation transcript:
Anne Kirby, Psychosis CAG1 Service User Advisory Group & Care Pathways Involvement Psychosis CAG
Anne Kirby, Psychosis CAG2 What is the Psychosis Clinical Academic Group (CAG)? The Psychosis CAG is a management department which delivers SLaMs services for people with a diagnosis of psychosis (e.g. schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.) The CAG covers Croydon, Lambeth Southwark and Lewisham.
Anne Kirby, Psychosis CAG3 What does the CAG do? The CAG brings together: Clinical services (e.g. such as the Inpatient Wards at the Maudsley Hospital. Staff in these services include Doctors, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Psychologists), Research (e.g. studies into medications and therapies for schizophrenia) Education of the service staff (e.g. training in use of medication or family therapy)
Anne Kirby, Psychosis CAG4 Why did SLaM set up CAGs? Having services, research and education in one management group means that education and research are planned together to help improve services for the people who use them. For example, an Occupational Therapist may notice that people seem to find it easier to give up smoking when receiving a particular sort of therapy and suggest that researchers look into this.
Anne Kirby, Psychosis CAG5 Clinical + research + education Thats interesting, the last six people who received this therapy gave up smoking within 6 weeks. Could you research that? Ive looked into it and this therapy does seem to help people who are diagnosed with schizophrenia to quit. Wed better train the staff! Thats great Ive given up smoking at last thanks to the therapy my nurse recommended – she really knew her stuff! Benefits to Service users