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Substance Misuse During Pregnancy course for General Practitioners

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

This session aims to raise awareness regarding the impact of substance misuse during pregnancy and its impact on the neonate and infant. You will be challenged to explore the complexities of promoting health when there is a dependency on behaviour that is injurious to health. The session will present knowledge regarding substance misuse and will challenge you by using a problem-solving interactive approach to manage pre-set scenarios.

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

  • Explain the impact of substance misuse on the neonate and infant
  • List the screening processes that identify behaviours injurious to health
  • Describe appropriate health promotion messages that aim to enhance health

There are a range of drugs that are open to misuse, with novel psychoactive substances becoming available all the time. It would be impractical to include all of them in this session.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

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

  • Basic Principles of Health Promotion (402-0058)
Instructors / Speakers
Nicola Moore,
Substance Misuse Specialist Midwife

Nicola has been a nurse for 19 years and a midwife for 17 years; in this time she has enjoyed practising in diverse areas from inner city hospitals to the Australian Outback.

Her main area of interest is working with women from marginalised groups and creating access to health care for vulnerable women. In the last 7 years, her current position as Substance Misuse Specialist Midwife has allowed her to combine many of her skills and passions into one role while establishing and delivering a specialist service in Hackney, east London. She happily continues to expand and develop the service to meet the needs of local women.

Substance Misuse During Pregnancy course for General Practitioners
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health, Maternal-child
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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