Medically Unexplained Symptoms /Somatic Symptom Disorder: National Summit October 2017

Conference overview

A joint conference by Healthcare Conferences UK & The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Researched and produced in partnership with The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, this important and timely conference will support delegates to better understand and meet the needs of people with medically unexplained symptoms/somatic symptom disorder. The summit will provide a networking and learning forum for leaders and practitioners in the field of somatic symptom disorder. 

Through national updates, extended sessions and practical case studies the Summit will focus on developing a holistic integrated service, improving the management of people in primary care, evaluating the Stepped Care Model and Learning from the National Pathfinders, developing nurse led services, commissioning services and looking ahead to the future of care for people with medically unexplained symptoms.

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has substantial experience in developing and implementing integrated, GP based primary care services focusing on MUS .Their Hackney PCPCS (Primary Care Psychotherapy and Consultation Service) has won numerous national awards, and a Health economics evaluation in 2015 showed that it produced excellent -value for money”. Their TAP project (Team around the Practice) in Camden builds on this tradition and incorporates Social prescribing , in partnership with the VSO -Mind in Camden”. These services are amongst a number of pioneering approaches from throughout the UK, to be showcased at the MUS summit, all bringing new models, health economics data, outcome monitoring and patient involvement.

Paul Jenkins OBE, Chief Executive, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Mark Griffiths, Consultant Lead Psychologist, Pain Service, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Service User Representative

Tim Kent, Service Lead Primary Care, Consultant Psychotherapist and Social Worker, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Ahmet Caglar, Clinical Practitioner Psychotherapist and Turkish speaking Community Project Group Therapist, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Ellie Cavallie, Team Around the Practice Clinical Lead for the Community Photogrophy Group, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Prof Frank Röhrict, Associate Medical Director, East London NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Tony Downes, General Medical Practitioner North Wales and Honorary Research Fellow Cardiff University

Dr Mujtaba Husain, Liaison Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Monday 30 October 2017, 10.00am - 5.10pm

De Vere West One Conference Centre

9-10 Portland Place


W1B 1PR.

£365 + VAT (£438.00) for NHS, Social care, private healthcare organisations and universities.

£300 + VAT (£360.00) for voluntary sector / charities.

£495 + VAT (£594.00) for commercial organisations.

To apply, please visit the HC-UK website

Please contact HC-UK on 01932 429933 or for any enquiries

The Tavistock Centre, London
30 October 2017 10:00 to 17:10

For more information, please contact Healthcare Conferences UK on 01932 429933 or email

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