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<p>The Government recognises the findings in the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ report that older people are less likely to seek mental health treatment and are therefore under-represented in mental health services and do not access them as readily as people who are under 65 years of age.</p><p> </p><p>As part of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), NHS England introduced financial incentives through the Mental Health Premium in 2017-18 and 2018-19, to ensure clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) improve access and outcomes for under-represented groups, particularly older people. The Mental Health Premium Guidance is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/annx-b-quality-premium-april-18.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/annx-b-quality-premium-april-18.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>Also in June 2018, NHS England, with support from the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, published its Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Manual, which includes a section dedicated to improving and adapting IAPT services for older people. This manual aims to help commissioners, managers and clinicians improve and expand their local IAPT services. The manual is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/the-iapt-manual.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/the-iapt-manual.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>Since April 2018 all CCGs have been expected to expand IAPT by commissioning services that are integrated into physical healthcare pathways. These services are designed to support people with combined physical health long term conditions (LTCs) and depression and anxiety disorders. We anticipate this expansion will further increase access for older people, who are more likely than working age people to live with one or more LTCs.</p>
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