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Medication for Mental Health Problems in Primary Care - Part 2 course for Practice Nurses

Speciality Classification
Time / Duration
60 minutes
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e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
RCGP, NHS Health Education England

This is Part 2 of two sessions which cover the medications prescribed for most mental health conditions seen in primary care.

Learning Objectives

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

  • List which medications are prescribed for:
    • dementia
    • severe mental illness
  • List of the side-effects of the various medications
  • Complete a side-effect rating scale

Mental health problems are evident in 1 in 3 or 4 patients seen in primary care. Many secondary care services for mental health are working towards earlier discharge, making primary care an important place for delivering mental healthcare.

Instructors / Speakers
Sheila Hardy,
Education Fellow, UCL Partners

Sheila has 20 years of experience in primary care where her clinical work included caring for patients with physical and mental health problems.

Sheila is keen to improve the care of people with mental health problems in primary care. She has carried out research to show the benefits of practice nurses monitoring the physical health in people with serious mental illness (SMI), and how using a psychological intervention in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can promote self-management.

Sheila writes educational articles for practice nursing journals and has co-authored a book about mental illness in primary care. She has created training for practice nurses in various areas of mental health.

Medication for Mental Health Problems in Primary Care - Part 2 course for Practice Nurses
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Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Mental Health, Psychiatric or mental health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
60 minutes
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