Training for GPs

We focus on high-impact training to GP trainers, working in collaboration with local NHS training bodies.

How does it work?

We provide training workshops for groups of GPs at CCG learning events, conferences, within RCGP faculties and for groups of GP trainers

  • Groups organise the venue and participant attendance. We provide the training. 

  • The training is free of charge; a donation is appreciated if possible.

  • Workshops last between one and three hours, depending on requirements.

  • We can also offer keynote addresses at conferences.

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.

Online training sessions

Young people, mental health and the GP consultation

Dr Maryanne Freer  

  • 20 minutes in length

  • Practical and applied to the GP consultation 

  • Free of charge 

  • Available through attending a face-to-face training workshop

For more information on our GP training programme, please email us.

Antidepressant prescribing for GPs Professor Hamish McAllister Williams

  • 20 minutes in length

  • Practical and applied to the GP consultation 

  • Free of charge 

  • Available through attending a face-to-face training workshop

For more information on our GP training programme, please email us.

More for our GP and primary care programme:

Expert advice on consultations with young people experiencing mental health issues.

In this 20 minute video, Dr Maryanne Freer outlines practical ways for GPs to decide, in a short consultation, if a young person may have mental health problems, and offers some simple management options and self-help resources.

Antidepressant prescribing: expert advice for GPs on prescribing antidepressants.

In this 20 minute video, Prof Hamish McAllister-Williams gives practical, clinical guidance on how to optimise the use of antidepressants in primary care.

GP Toolkit: online learning for GPs, accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners

Meet our team of highly qualified and experienced primary care professionals.

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