Mental health: Managing the double whammy of mental/physical comorbidity - QI&CPD - Category 2

Duration

1.5 hrs

Profession

Physician

# of Credits

3.0

Accreditation

QI & CPD - Category 2

Expiry Date

2020-10-26

This RACGP-accredited 1.5-hour Category 2 program supports general practitioners (GPs) in monitoring and managing physical comorbidities in people with serious mental illness (SMI). GPs will gain a better understanding of the prevalence and impact of physical disease in this patient population. The program aims to ensure that GPs are well equipped to conduct appropriate and timely screening and monitoring of patients to prevent the development of physical comorbidities. GPs will be challenged to be assertive in implementing best-practice primary care management of patients with SMI, including implementing routine cardiometabolic screening, effectively managing polypharmacy, and promoting patient engagement and self-care.

This activity has been approved by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners QI&CPD Program. Total Points: 3.00 Point(s) (Category 2)

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Professor Tim Lambert
BSc, MBBS, PhD, FRANZCP
Professor and Chair, Psychiatry, Concord Clinical School, The University of Sydney
Director, Collaborative Centre for Cardiometabolic Health in Psychosis (ccCHiP),
Sydney Local Health District, Sydney

Simon Cowap
MBBS(Hons), FRACGP
General Practitioner, Alexandria, Sydney

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