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Specific Mental Health Conditions 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 session gives a brief overview of some, but by no means all, mental health conditions that practice nurses might meet in primary care. It is hoped that you will then have a better understanding of how these patients are affected in their day to day life.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe some of the mental health conditions likely to be seen in primary care and their effect on patients' lives
  • Explain how you can help a patient with a mental health condition
  • Recognise when and where you should refer or signpost a patient to further help or advice

Ninety per cent of people with mental illness are dealt with in primary care.

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.

Specific Mental Health Conditions course for Practice Nurses
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Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Mental Health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
60 minutes
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