Expression of interest information

Thank you for expressing an interest in becoming an evaluator with the Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN).

The National Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme began in 2008 to provide evidence-based treatments for people with anxiety and depression at a primary care (GP) level. The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health in 2015 committed to further expanding the talking therapy services and improving their access and quality.

Since July 2017, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) have been working towards recommissioning a single new service to provide psychological therapies across the new BNSSG area to start in 2019. This will replace each of the current services (in each county).

We are looking for “lived experience evaluators” to get involved in the evaluation of the bidder responses, a process that is anticipated to run from November 2018 to January 2019.

Please ensure you review the role description for an evaluator. You can view a copy of this here -

The deadline for expressions of interest for this round is Sunday 28th October 2018

We look forward to hearing from you and if you have any queries please email:

Note: Your responses will be shared with a panel made up of representatives from both IMHN and BNSSG CCG for a review and decision (with your contact information removed).

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Please also ensure you click "done" at the end of your response to ensure it is properly recorded.