Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and IAPT Deputy Operational Lead
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
2020 Bio: Senior Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Deputy Operational Lead in the Camden and Islington iCope Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services where she manages a large team and leads on digital innovation and service improvement. Rebecca has worked in the NHS for over twelve years in psychological therapies services.
Rebecca previously held a national role as the IAPT Workforce Development and Wellbeing Lead at NHS England. She is an NHS Clinical Leadership Fellow and has also worked for a digital health tech company in the past.
Read Rebecca’s blog where she shares her experiences of offering video as a method of delivering psychological therapy sessions.
Digital Pioneer Fellowship project summary: The project will aim to increase and improve the usage of video for the delivery of psychological therapy sessions. This will support remote working in the COVID-19 pandemic and provide an alternative method of delivery for therapy sessions for patients which can be more accessible improving both engagement and outcomes. Data will be collected on the usage and clinical outcomes, in addition to patient and clinician feedback, to support adoption, effectiveness, sustainability and scalability. There will be a focus on engaging with clinicians and patients to improve digital literacy and confidence, and encourage a digital culture shift.
Estimated number of patients / staff impacted by the project: The project will transform services in Camden and Islington who cover a population of over 500,000 patients. The learning can then hopefully be scaled across London, and across IAPT services nationally.
Goal(s) for the programme: To learn more about how to drive successful digital transformation and inspire others to be excited about digital mental health innovation.
To meet and network with digital leaders and experts from across the NHS