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BHLMC Education: Free webinars – Mental Health Updates, Friday 25th September 2020

For 7 years running, Beds & Herts LMC have organised valuable Mental Health Updates in collaboration with HPFT and now we can offer these as webinars! 

These sessions are aimed at healthcare professionals working in practices in Hertfordshire, delivered by specialist consultants from HPFT.  If you are working outside Hertfordshire, you are welcome to attend, but please be aware there will be specific references to Hertfordshire services and referral pathways.

You can register on any one, two or all three.  There will be a comfort break in-between each.  You will be charged for non-attendance without notice.

Register here

Event contact: Helen Bean, Education & Workforce Manager, Beds & Herts LMC, [email protected], 01438 880010.

Please visit our webpage for more information

Friday 25th Sept,

13:00 – 14:10           

Anxiety Management

In this session, you will learn how Covid-19 has affected levels of anxiety and depression within the general population. We will look at how it has exacerbated existing drivers of poor mental health, and the direct and indirect impact of the pandemic on different groups. Finally, we will consider how patients might present to GPs in the short and long term, and how best to respond.

 

Register here

 

You can register on any one, two or all three on the registration form.

 

You will be sent the link nearer the time and instructions to download the Go-To Training App.

 

Please allow 10 mins either side for technicalities.

Friday 25th Sept,

14:15 – 15:15           

Update on Perinatal and Primary Care Management

This session will focus on supporting GPs with managing perinatal mental health disorders in primary care, discussing prescribing choices in pregnancy and lactation and managing risk, through case based discussion. There will also be an update on the Community Perinatal Team service in Hertfordshire with guidance on when to refer and what services are available.

 

Friday 25th Sept,

15:30 – 16:45

Update on Eating Disorders for Primary Care

This session discusses Blood Tests – why are they important in Eating orders? We will be presenting about relevance and significance of blood tests. We will also talk about few rare blood tests we do in ED, clinical feature of Refeeding syndrome in the context of eating disorders etc. Primary Care liaison nurses will talk about the new service started in alliance with Primary Care Trusts.

 

 

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Office Closed, but LMC Open for Business as Usual

Following the Government’s enforced restrictions as of 24th March, the LMC Office is now closed.  We continue to operate ‘business as usual’ remotely so please contact us in the normal way. All meetings, training and events are now being delivered virtually.:

Tel: 01438 880010

Email: [email protected]

Please remember the Office team are here to support you with general and COVID-19 related enquiries. 

In addition, our Pastoral Care Team are available to provide one to one confidential support to GPs facing personal and professional difficulties, especially in this period of heightened pressure and stress.  Your physical and mental wellbeing is of utmost importance to us.  For a confidential chat, please call on 01438 880010 and you will referred to our Pastoral Care Lead.