Face to face training for Primary Care

We offer training suitable for GPs, and training for nurses, healthcare assistants and allied healthcare professionals working in primary care. However, healthcare professionals of any discipline are welcome to take part in both types of training as appropriate to their role.

Training for GPs

This training is delivered by Dr Maryanne Freer and Dr Nicholas Smith.

Workshops available

 

1. Patients with depression: the GP consultation 

 

Using GP cases, we introduce aids to GP consultation which assist in prescribing within brief, practical, management plans. The workshop covers:

  • Sickness certification and mental health planning

  • Risk assessment and safety planning for patients at risk of self-harm or suicide

  • Health anxiety management

  • Assistance for hazardous drinkers 

Participants may then access two video training sessions: GP antidepressant prescribing and Managing young people with depression. 

2. Preventing suicide: the GP consultation

 

Using GP cases, consultation aids are introduced which assist with a person-centred approach to suicide risk assessment, safety planning and referral. 

 

Participants may then access two video training sessions: GP antidepressant prescribing and Managing young people with depression. 

3. Young people’s mental health: the GP consultation

 

Using GP cases, aids are introduced which assist in GP consultations with young people with mental health problems. Areas covered include:

 

  • The detection of a mental health problem 

  • Risk management 

  • Practical management plans whilst waiting to be seen

Participants may then access two video training sessions: GP antidepressant prescribing and Managing young people with depression. 


4. Practical CBT for the GP consultation


Using GP cases, we introduce brief CBT self-care tools which can be used in a one-off GP consultation. This may assist in consultations with patients experiencing depression and anxiety, including health anxieties.

 

Participants may then access two on line seminars: GP antidepressant prescribing and Managing young people with depression. 

 

5. Preventing medical error in general practice mental health: the GP consultation


This session uses real cases from the medical defence societies to illustrate the most common medical errors in this area. Each case is followed by root cause analysis and practical risk management strategies. Cases include patient follow-through, failure, prescribing error, ‘delayed’ diagnosis and self-harm management.


6. Postnatal depression and perinatal mental health in general practice

 

GPs have contact with many of the 10% of women experiencing a perinatal depression often after the birth. GP identification and simple management can be of great assistance. Using GP cases, this workshop looks at GP-centred ways to identify women with postnatal depression and simple management options which include self-care, prescribing and referral.

Training for nurses, health care assistants and allied health care professionals

 

 

This training is delivered by Dr Sheila Hardy and has been accredited by the Royal College of GPs and the Royal College of Nursing.

Module 1 - Promoting wellbeing

The module includes factors which contribute to wellbeing and how to help people maintain their wellbeing.

 

Module 2 - Encouraging healthy behaviour

The module includes lifestyle behaviours that keep people healthy, and how to assess readiness to change behaviour, motivate change at each stage of readiness, and support people to change their behaviour.

 

Module 3 - Common mental disorder

The module includes a definition of common mental disorder and how to recognise, measure, and treat common mental disorder.

 

Severe mental illness

The module explains how a person with severe mental illness might be affected. It includes recognizing relapse in mental health, and how to improve their physical health.

 

This training can also be provided as a train the trainer programme. In collaboration with Health Education England, we have developed a toolkit for primary care. This provides guidance on using a train the trainer approach in educating the primary care workforce in mental health. You can download it here.

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