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Your Patient's Journey course for Practice Nurses

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

This session will assist primary care practitioners to help patients with mental health problems navigate their pathway of care by explaining how services are generally provided in England.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Investigate the treatment and advice that may have been accessed by the patient prior to attendance in primary care
  • Explain the Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) services which may be available
  • List the mental health services available to patients
  • List third sector agencies
  • Identify any gaps in the patient's care pathway

One in three or four patients seen in primary care has a mental health problem.

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.

Your Patient's Journey 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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