Our plan on a page for 2022/23

Liaison Psychiatry Services

Select each subheading below to highlight the different sections of our plan on a page. This will outline how our Liaison Psychiatry Service is planning to deliver care over the next 12-18 months.

1. Where are we now?

• We continue to provide care and treatment in people’s own homes, outpatient clinics, inpatient care and to those who are experiencing mental health difficulties while they are in Leeds Teaching HospitalsA location tag
• We have lengthy waits for our ME/CFS Team and NICPM
• We offer virtual appointments across many of our teams
• Recruiting registered nurses is our main challenge

2. Where do we want to be in 12-18 months' time?

• Better at managing our capacity and reducing our waiting times for ME/CFS Team and NICPMA white calendar
• Improving the experience of those who attend Emergency Departments for mental health crisis
• Enhanced care and support for people with Dementia in Leeds Teaching Hospital
• Improved pathways between Leeds Teaching Hospital specialties and the Liaison Psychiatry Outpatient Service

3. How we are going to get there

• Expand on the use of Virtual Clinics to include remote group therapywhite lightbulb on a green background
• Work with Leeds Teaching Hospitals to create safe therapeutic assessment space within the Emergency Departments
• Work in collaboration with Dementia UK to recruit two Admiral Nurses

4. How we will improve service user and carer experience

• We will involve service users and carers in our planning for the future of our services.
• We will deliver and support Mental healthA white smiley face on a green background training to our LTHT colleagues
• Admiral Nurses supporting carers
• We will continue to use friends and family feedback to develop our services and improve service user experience

5. How we will improve staff experience

• Provide high quality induction to our services for new staffThumbs up on a pink background
• Continue to support our staff after serious incidents to help them recover and to learn lessons
• Provide educational and development opportunities
• Provide regular clinical supervision and appraisals to team members

6. How we will reduce health inequalities and improving equality, diversity and inclusion

• Work with the acute trust to support people with long term conditions who experience mental health problemsGroup of people in the palm of a hand on an orange background
• Better use of technology to reduce the need for people to travel to hospital appointments
• Provide access to treatment for those who previously could not attend appointments due to long term health conditions