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Prevention Strategies 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 prevent substance misuse. This session outlines some of those responsibilities and suggests ways to identify young people at risk of substance misuse and put in place prevention strategies.


Learning Objectives

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

  • List the predictive factors for substance misuse in young people and the factors that protect them
  • Define the links with mental health and well-being


Every Child Matters (2003) established the vision that every child should be able to reach their potential.

The misuse of drugs is known to have adverse effects for young people on both a short-term and long-term basis.

The aim of this session is to help you to be able to predict which young people are likely to misuse drugs and manage their treatment.

  • Identify the primary and community partners to engage and seek advice from
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.

Prevention Strategies course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Children and young peoples health, Preventive healthcare | medicine
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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