This GP education session is being delivered as part of the CPTH GP Education Programme. It is aimed at GPs and ACPs working in General Practice in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

For this evening session, Dr Emma Tiffin will be joining us with information on perinatal mental health conditions: definition, types, aetiology, prevalence, diagnosis, assessment, management. The talk will include a patient video, promoting understanding from a patient/family perspective of what it is like to have postnatal depression, together with details of local services available to support primary care staff in the management of patients with perinatal mental health problems.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding facts about perinatal mental health (PNMH) illness
  • Understanding how to communicate with a patient/family where there is a perinatal mental health problem
  • Understanding management of patients with a PNMH problem – including talking therapy and medications
  • Understanding local services available for patients/carers/families with a perinatal mental health problem
  • How many delegates can attend your session?

Speaker profile:

Dr Emma Tiffin is a practising GP in Cambridgeshire and the Associate Director for Mental Health and Learning Disabilities for the ICB.

Emma has worked in mental health clinical leadership roles for over 20 years. She has led on the development of a sustainable integrated community-based mental health service model in Cambridgeshire which includes a First Response Crisis Mental Health Service (FRS), a Primary Service for Mental Health (PCMHS) and a transformed community adult Eating Disorder service. Both FRS and PCMHS have won national awards for innovation and are blueprint models nationally.

In 2016, Emma was awarded the Health Education England “ East of England Leadership Award for Service Improvement and Innovation” and in November 2017 was awarded “Healthcare Leader of the Year” at the national General Practice Awards.

In 2020 Emma was appointed as National GP Advisor for NHS England Adult Mental Health Team and has focused in particular on the physical health of patients with mental health problems.

She was also the resident GP for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire for many years and loves a good discussion!


This event will take place via zoom, you will find the zoom link in your booking confirmation email.