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Perinatal Mental Health CPD Event - GPs with extended roles

12 June 2019 8:45am – 1:00pmBST (+01:00)
Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG, United Kingdom

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Who is this session for?

These GP CPD events are intend to support GP's with extended roles and those seeking CPD in a focussed clinical area. The aim being to provide GP's not with basic knowledge but as an extended GP role therefore, differing from a general GP education event. These events are specifically for revalidation of GP's with an extended role workforce to inform appraisal and revalidation.


About our programme

The Responsible Officer function in the West Midlands recognises that many GP's have a scope of practice beyond undifferentiated primary care. This can take a variety of forms ranging from formal contractual settings with support from secondary care colleagues/ MDTs (GP with a Specialist Interest (GPwSI)) or less formal arrangements such as being a nominated GP in their practice for certain health conditions. In addition, new ways of working are changing the landscape of primary care, and STPs/ICSs are increasingly looking for ways to make best use of the skills of the clinicians working in their areas and ‘left shift’ work into primary care; this presents a significant opportunity but also generates a challenge to ensure that such work is appropriately supported and of the highest standards.

Doctors are already required to provide evidence across their whole scope of practice at their appraisal, but that alone is currently insufficient to ensure effective governance of wider roles. The RCGP has begun to provide guidance about accreditation of GPs with Extended Roles (GPWERs) and the first of these has recently been published, covering dermatology. The main difference between this and the older GPWSI definition is that whereas previously it was the service that was accredited not the doctor, it is now the individual GP who is accredited, meaning their skills are transferrable and can be used in a variety of settings. 


Introduction to the session

This session will focus on management of women with perinatal mental health conditions (ie pregnant or in the first postnatal year).  Perinatal mental health specialists will present an overview of perinatal mental illness and medication use in the perinatal period and there will be plenty of opportunity for discussion including presentation of case studies. You are also invited to bring along your own cases for consideration.



Lunch is included after the event.





Questions about this event?

Name: Joanna Jeynes

Email: england.appraisals-westmidlands@nhs.net

Telephone: 011382 51702

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