About the course
Patients with serious mental illness die 15-20 years earlier than members of the general population, and up to 60% 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 two-day course is designed to address these factors, specifically aiming to improve the delegate’s confidence and skill-set in identifying physical complaints in this patient group, knowing when to worry, when to call for help, who to call, and with what information.
This course will cover the following topics:
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Shortness of breath
Collapse and the prolonged QTc
Cardiac side effects of clozapine
Clozapine and neutropaenia
Deranged liver function tests
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.
If you want to book day 1 or day 2 in isolation, please contact email@example.com. The price for a one day course is £229 per day.
Consultant – psychiatry, CT1-3 – psychiatry, Doctors, GP, GPVTS, ST4-7 – psychiatry
Lunch & refreshments provided
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The fusion of Education and the Health Service is extremely exciting and now indeed essential; I am thrilled that St Mary’s is at the forefront of this. I am truly invigorated to disseminate many nuggets of wisdom and tangible strategies gained yesterday to my entire school community.
The knowledge and skills help children in many areas e.g. friendships, learning, attitude, dealing with problems at home and school. Skills will stay with them as they progress helping them to be reflective and emotionally resilient.