Primary Care Learning

Any possible contributions to this area of the website would be always welcome - please contact David Shiers


PODCAST -  Dr Jo Smith, Consultant Psychologist and EI lead for Worcestershire discusses the service principles of an EIP approach.

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PODCAST - GPs Helen Lester, David Shiers and Anthea Bond discuss with EIP lead, Paul French why EI is an important issue for primary care.


DOWNLOAD A PRIMARY CARE OVERVIEW GPs Helen Lester and David Shiers provide an overview of EI Psychosis from their GP perspective


A series of Primary Care Guidance fact sheets: 

endorsed by the RCGP / RC Psychs Forum - designed with the jobbing front line practitioner GP and practice nurse in mind

  1. Early Detection of Psychosis: information about early presentation of psychosis and what to do

  2. Physical health issues of emerging psychosis: keeping the body in mind 

  3. Smoking and Mental Health: guidance about how to help people with psychosis stop smoking

  4. PATIENT LEAFLET / GUIDANCE - link to Royal College of Psychiatrists web resource


Download BMJ 10 minute consultation by Prof Helen Lester: discusses consultation room issues

Download Primary Care learning PowerPoint slide show: Dr David Shiers shares a set of presentation slides used for learning events targeting primary care

Talking to families about first epsiode psychosis: Dr David Shiers describes some of the issues faced by families and how primary care can help

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A series of FAQs

put by GPs from the Primhe national GPs with special interest course (2008/9):

  1. Rationale for EIP: Dr Jo Smith explains why EI is important and the current treatment approaches
  2. Medicines and EIP: Professor Swaran Singh gives his thoughts on medicines management as it relates to primary care
  3. Cultural aspects of EIP: Dr Annie Lau shares her approach

 

NICE Schizophrenia Guidance CG82

  1. Short version (MS Word)

  2. PPT presentation


VISIT THE RCGP CURRICULUM WEBSITE

MENTAL HEALTH IS COVERED IN CHAPTER 13 DOWNLOAD OF THE CURRICULUM STATEMENT

Primary Care Distance E-Learning Pack

LINK TO E-LEARNING WEB RESOURCE  designed for jobbing front line primary care practitioners to dip in and out of or as support for training / revalidation purposes

Early Detection of Psychosis in Primary Care part 1

Part 1 of two short videos where Helen Lester and Max Birchwood explore some of the presenting features of emerging psychosis.

 

Early Detection of Psychosis in Primary Care part 2

Part 2 where Helen Lester and Max Birchwood continue to explore how emerging psychosis may present in promary care.

GP Curriculum Statement on Mental Health

What does the RCGP curriculum (Chapter 13 - Mental Health) say about learning outcomes relevant to Early Intervention?


a.        Primary care management: “Describe the varied ways in which young people with early psychosis present”

b.        Understand  “Prevention as applied to Early Intervention in Psychosis”

c.        Specific problem-solving skills: “Describe how to screen and diagnose people experiencing mental health problems, using effective and reliable instruments where they are available”

d.        Understand that “People with severe mental illness have a high prevalence of physical co-morbidity that should be looked for and treated by general practitioners.”