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Physical Health in SMI – A Good Practice Sharing Event

October 22 @ 12:30 pm

Yorkshire and the Humber Clinical Networks are hosting two webinars to support primary care teams with the management of physical health in patients with serious mental health conditions.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends annual physical health checks for people with serious mental illness (SMI). Evidence shows that people with SMI die up to twenty years younger than the average population. Preventable cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of death, along with endocrine disease and respiratory failure. Evidence also suggests that these individuals receive a lesser standard of health promotion and physical health care and despite national awareness and guidelines early mortality rates have not improved.

We will:

  • Explore why this co-hort of patients experience side effects, gain weight and die prematurely
  • Look at progress on implementation of annual physical health checks for people with SMI in Yorkshire and Humber and how we compare
  • Share a case study and good practice tools developed to equip you undertake annual physical health checks with optimum effectiveness and efficiency
  • Provide opportunity for Q&A

To register for a place on this free WebEx please choose your preferred date:

Tuesday 22nd October, 12.30- 2pm, please register here.

Thursday 24th October, 6-7:30pm, please register here.

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October 22
12:30 pm