Peer-supported Open Dialogue (POD) services - Pilot

A number of NHS Trusts have been discussing and examining Open Dialogue in the UK for the the past last few years, and in March 2014, North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT) took a position of leadership in this emerging coalition by organising a national conference on developing Open Dialogue in the NHS -- attended by 150 healthcare staff and mental health service users from across the country. You can find out more information about that event here.

This led several NHS Trusts to commit to setting up the Peer-Supported Open Dialogue (POD) Services over the next few years.

The NHS trusts involved include NELFT, North Essex, Nottinghamshire and Kent and Medway.

The group will evaluate the success of the POD teams as part of a large multi-centre randomised controlled trial with University College London.