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Managing Substance Use Problems in Routine Clinical Practice course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

Since some high-profile cases, agencies that deal with young people have an increased responsibility to work with each other to improve outcomes for young people who misuse substances. This session outlines the responsibilities of some of the agencies involved and suggests current assessment, screening and management models. This session will be most useful for GP's or those working in the community.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Distinguish how different agencies are involved in the management of substance misuse
  • Describe the role of primary care in the management pathway for children and young people

In March 2005, the Department for Education and Skills (now Department for Education) and the Home Office published a joint strategy supported by the Department of Health linking the Every Child Matters programme and the National Drug Strategy for Young People

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should complete the following AH session:

  • 11_001 Substance Use Misuse and Abuse (401-0053)
Instructors / Speakers
Wendi Murphy,
Improving Data Lead for Children, Family and Maternity at the Department of Health

Wendi is a registered sick children’s nurse with a BA (Hons) in health and community studies and a BSc (Hons) in specialist nursing practice (community children’s nursing). She is currently working with the Department of Health on primary care for children and young people.

In the Cheshire and Merseyside Child Health Development Programme, Wendi is Strategic Development Lead and Business Manager and deputises for the Chief Executive. She is also Child Health Mapping Lead for the North West and links with the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) on specific pieces of work across commissioning and self assessment.

Her role includes acting as project lead within the Child Health Development Programme for the National Children’s Bureau and she is Chair of the GP network for Cheshire and Merseyside.

Managing Substance Use Problems in Routine Clinical Practice course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Addiction Medicine, Children and young peoples health, Substance abuse
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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