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Physical Health Practice Update: For Mental Health Professionals

Thursday 24 Jun 2021

VIRTUAL, Online

Find out more about virtual attendance

This course is designed to update the practical knowledge of psychiatric practitioners, allowing them to feel more confident in the identification and management of physical health conditions in people with serious mental illness.

Patients with serious mental illness die 15-20 years earlier than members of the general population, and up to 60% of that excess mortality is secondary to physical health conditions. The reasons for this are multifactorial, and include lifestyle factors, the physical side effects of psychiatric medication, poor engagement with medical services, and reduced likelihood of obtaining gold-standard quality of care from medical professionals when presenting with a physical complaint compared with other members of the general population.

This course is designed to address these factors, specifically aiming to improve the delegate’s confidence and knowledge in identifying physical complaints in this patient group, knowing when to worry, when to call for help, who to call, and with what information. The following conditions will be covered: cardiovascular disease; metabolic disease including diabetes mellitus; respiratory disease including COPD and Covid-19; kidney disease; liver disease; and common physical side effects of psychiatric medications such as clozapine and lithium.

The teaching format will combine a series of case studies of patients previously treated by the course organisers, combined with group discussion and short lectures. Course material will be provided that will complement each session.

Key learning objectives:

  • Describe the link between serious mental illness and major physical comorbidities
  • Assess common physical health conditions in patients with chronic mental illness and recommend evidence-based management
  • Determine when to refer for specialist medical input and identify appropriate referral pathways
  • Safely and effectively manage physical side effects of psychiatric medications, including clozapine and lithium
     

Facilitated by:

Dr Toby Pillinger MA(Oxon) BM BCh MRCP PhD

Academic Clinical Fellow
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London

Dr Vivek Srivastava MD FRCP

Consultant Physician and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and King’s College London

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Enquire
Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  

Enquire

Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS & Public Sector

£295.00

(£354.00)

Voluntary sector & charities

£250.00

(£300.00)

Commercial organisations

£549.00

(£658.80)

(Prices in brackets include VAT)

Discounts

Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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