The National Health Service


The CBRT NHS Training Initiative has been specifically written for NHS providers as QIPP focused and cost saving, sustainable programme including “Train the Trainer.”  A QIPP focused programme CBRT supports findings of the Francis Report in Putting Patients First, Compassion in Practice , staff training and improving standards for healthcare assistants.

The CBRT initiative delivers quality efficiently, enables immediate localism – providing a scale and pace diffusion for large scale adoption.

The CBRT Book Kit is designed for use as a self-care kit for patients, which will help the NHS teams provide a ‘better value, better outcomes’ service – meeting the health needs of the local patient population.


CBRT is a 21st century healthcare model which provides :

  • Service users with health prevention and improvement service;
  • a Patient centred, recovery focused and effective self-care initiative for Patients of all ages;
  • a structured and guided , mindfulness based relaxation technique which individuals learn quickly and can then use at home.

CBRT aims to have key outcome areas:circle of colour people

  • CBRT Relaxation Support Sessions can form part of an Elective Care Programme
  • People with long term conditions
  • Improving lifestyles
  • Mental health
  • Older people
  • Access for people with a learning disability
  • Children and young people
  • Patient safety and patient experience
  • Preventative Health
  • Self Care

CBRT Relaxation Support Sessions for individuals and groups may prove a beneficial technique for Patients in following clinical pathway groups:

  • Staying healthy – all wellbeing and prevention programmes
  • Cardiac
  • Respiratory
  • Maternity and post natal care /depression
  • Children and young people
  • Long term conditions
  • Mental health
  • Dementia
  • Learning disability
  • Self-care
  • Insomnia
  • Acute care
  • End of life care, bereavement
  • Addictions, prescription addiction, alcoholism, substances abuse
  • Conditions management ; body image distortion, eating disorders, smoking cessation,
  • Post operative care

The Department of Health Innovation website   states “Innovation is recognised as essential to the future of the NHS for three important reasons: “

1) Innovation improves and extends lives. Innovation in the NHS is about making a real and tangible difference to the lives of millions. Across the NHS, countless patients bear witness to the power of great ideas.

2) Innovation connects and drives quality and productivity in the NHS. The NHS faces a challenging future with increasing financial pressures and continually increasing demand for improved quality of services. It is clear that the NHS must raise its game to develop more high-quality and cost-effective interventions if it is to keep improving.

3) Innovation will support the UK economy. The NHS remains a major investor and wealth creator in the UK, and in science and engineering in particular. Innovation is not just about the future of the NHS and health and social care, it is about the future of our country’s economy too.

The challenge for the NHS is to achieve the systematic adoption and diffusion of innovation at pace and scale. It is therefore crucial that best practice, innovative ways of working and new technologies are not only identified and adopted locally; but are shared and spread across the NHS.

Latest Mental Health Data in Executive Summary

The latest publication of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Key Performance Indicators (IAPT KPIs) – includes final data for quarter 1 (Q1; April to June) and provisional data for quarter 2 (Q2; July to September) 2012/13. The purpose of this publication is to provide Department of Health (DH), IAPT services, commissioners and members of the public with information on how IAPT services are performing.

The information has been collected using the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) Omnibus online collection system. The collection will continue until the end of the financial year 2012/2013 with the last collection covering the period January 2013 – March 2013. After that, IAPT KPIs will be reported using the new IAPT dataset as the data source.

The collection was made on a mandatory basis and sent to all Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) in England regardless of whether they have commissioned an IAPT service or were in the process of commissioning one, (in which case nil returns were accepted). All 151 PCTs responded.

An assessment of data quality is provided in an accompanying data quality and methodology statement, which should be taken into account when using these data.

Key facts from this publication:

In Q2 July 2012 to September 2012:

· 238,406 people were referred for psychological therapies (an increase of 2.3% from Q1);

· It is estimated that 6.1 million people suffer from anxiety and depression disorders in England, suggesting that the access rate of people with anxiety or depression orders to IAPT services was 2.5% in quarter 2;

· 154,908 people entered treatment 1 (increasing 5.4% from Q1 and 19.2% over the same quarter of 2011/12);

· 94,424 people completed a minimum of two treatment contacts.

Of these:

  • 11,230 were not at clinical caseness at the start of their treatment;
  • 83,194 were at clinical caseness at the start of their treatment, with 38,270 of this number (46.0%) ‘moving to recovery’;
  • A total of 6,309 people moved off sick pay and benefits (an increase of 945 or 17.6% since Q1).