Course Description


This course is funded by Health Education England as part of strategies to improve physical health care outcomes in individuals with severe mental health illness, through collaboration with Maudsley learning to provide an effective evidence-based education programme for clinical staff within Primary healthcare settings.

This half-day course is specifically designed for primary care staff who work in various clinical roles and capacities in ensuring the physical health needs of individuals with serious mental health illness and other co-morbidities are met, example annual physical health care checks etc.

Participants will be involved in a classroom-based theory focused and highly interactive style of learning.
The course is aimed at equipping participants with knowledge on systemic barriers faced by individuals with severe mental health illness in accessing physical health care. It will also cover practical adaptations to approach of care to suit to specific needs of individuals with serious mental health illness, using existing legal frameworks and evidenced based guidelines for primary health care services.

At the end of the course, participants will have knowledge and confidence in working collaboratively with other stakeholders and clinical teams to help maintain effective care for individuals with complex mental health and physical health needs.

Target Audience

All clinical staff working in Primary Care:
➢ Care Navigators;
➢ Health Care assistants;
➢ Health visitors;
➢ Nurse associates;
➢ Pharmacists;
➢ Registered General Nurses;
➢ Care Coordinators;
➢ Health and wellbeing practitioners;
➢ GP Associates;
➢ Paramedics;
➢ Allied Health Professions delivering to Primary Care;
➢ Physician’s assistants;
➢ Any other clinical healthcare profession practicing in primary care

Cost and course acceptance

This course is free of charge for attendees but if you do not work in Primary care you will not be accepted onto the course.
Should you be successful in securing a place on this course, failure to attend may affect your ability to book onto future scheduled dates.