Maudsley masterclass

Medical care of patients with severe mental illness

Mental healthcare

Course information

Upcoming Date: 12/03/2020
Upcoming Time: 09:30 - 17:00
Length: 2 Days
Cost: £380.00

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: 


Day 1 



Type 2 diabetes mellitus 

Weight gain 

Shortness of breath 


Chest pain 

Collapse and the prolonged QTc  

Cardiac side effects of clozapine 


Day 2 

Clozapine and neutropaenia 



Weight Loss 

Raised creatinine 

Electrolyte disturbance 


Deranged liver function tests 


Autoimmune encephalitis 



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 The price for a one day course is £229 per day.

Medical care of patients with severe mental illness

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Course Information

Target audience

Consultant – psychiatry, CT1-3 – psychiatry, Doctors, GP, GPVTS, ST4-7 – psychiatry

Lunch options

Lunch & refreshments provided

Length & Time
ORTUS events centre, 82-96 Grove Ln, Camberwell, London SE5 8SN
1 Day
ORTUS events centre, 82-96 Grove Ln, Camberwell, London SE5 8SN
1 Day

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