Paper for commissioners 6.3.14
By John Kapp, 22, Saxon Rd hove BN3 4LE, 01273 417997, firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2006 to end the Prozac nation Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt launched the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme,
but antidepressant prescribing has since nearly doubled from 30-54 million pa. So that GPs can prescribe talking therapies as easily as Prozac,
this paper recommends voucher prescriptions for mindfulness courses. A model outcome based contract is shown in appendix 1, which incentivises
better outcomes. If adopted throughout England could end the Prozac nation by 2020, and halve the public health statistics.