The Maudsley Guidelines for Physical Health: book launch and discussion with the editors

Mental healthcare

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Upcoming Date: 28/09/2020
Upcoming Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Length: 1.5 hours
Cost: Free

About the webinar

Maudsley Guidelines for Physical Health

This webinar accompanies publication of the first edition of The Maudsley Practice Guidelines for Physical Health Conditions in Psychiatry. The book, a sister volume to The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry, aims to improve physical healthcare provided to people with serious mental illness. The text likely represents the largest medical collaboration to date to address physical health disparities in psychiatric patients, with 125 physicians, surgeons, pharmacists, dieticians, physiotherapists, and psychiatrists contributing to its writing. It provides evidence-based and practical guidance on assessment, investigation, and management of all major medical, surgical, and emergency presentations seen in psychiatric patients.

The webinar will be hosted by the three editors of the book, Professor David Taylor, Dr Fiona Gaughran, and Dr Toby Pillinger, and will broadly be divided into 3 sections. First, the rationale for The Guidelines will be presented, considering the underlying causes of excess physical comorbidity in people with serious mental illness and how these can be addressed; with this in mind, the structure and contents of the book will be considered. Second, to illustrate the use of the book in greater detail, an in-depth discussion of 3 particular areas of the text will be provided, including: an approach to the patient with shortness of breath, focussing on suspected COVID-19 infection; management of cardiometabolic disease; and management of physical side-effects of clozapine. Third, the editors will conclude by discussing questions posed by webinar attendees.


Intended audience

All psychiatric clinicians and colleagues working in primary care.


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Target audience

Assistant psychologist, Clinical psychologist, Clinical support worker, Consultant – non-psychiatry any, Consultant – psychiatry, CT1-3 – non-psychiatry any, CT1-3 – psychiatry, GP, GPVTS, RGN, RMN, ST4-7 – non-psychiatry any, ST4-7 – psychiatry

Length & Time
This webinar will be taking place online via Zoom.
1.5 hours

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