Managing Mental Health in Primary Care

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Satellite Managing Mental Health in Primary Care
Speakers Anthony Young, Lead Pharmacist – Research and Workforce Development, Clinical Lead – ePMA and Honorary Lecturer – Sunderland University, School of Pharmacy & Ewan Maule, Head of Medicines Optimisation at Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group
Satellite Description

This workshop will focus on how we take forward the recently published NHS Long Term Plan (January 2019) to improve the care of older patients with a mental health disorders in the community and care homes.  It will focus on the current challenges and how as a profession we can work collaboratively to overcome them.  We will also discuss the June 2018;  No health without mental health: How can pharmacy support people with mental health problems? from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.  We will look at how the wider medicines optimisation agenda can be applied to the care of older people with mental health disorders, especially around the issue of appropriate prescribing Vs deprescribing.

This promises to be an engaging, informative and collaborative session.

Ewan is the Head of Medicines Optimisation at Sunderland CCG. His most recent role prior to this was Deputy Chief Pharmacist at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Foundation Trust and prior to this he has worked in clinical and prescribing roles at a number of acute Trusts in Newcastle, Sunderland and Northumbria. Ewan is also the Chair of Practice at the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists.

Born in the North East of England, Anthony graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 1999.  He spent the first 7 years of his career working in both community pharmacy and in an acute hospital working in medicine, surgery and older people services.  During this time, Anthony obtained a post graduate diploma in clinical pharmacy, a master of science in clinical pharmacy and became, initially, a supplementary prescriber and then subsequently an independent prescriber and has published in this area.  Anthony then moved into a mental health trust where he has worked in several capacities ranging from Lead Clinical Pharmacist to Deputy Chief Pharmacist.  Currently, Anthony is Lead Pharmacist for Research and Workforce Development and clinical lead for electronic prescribing.  Anthony has a post graduate certificate in strategic leadership and management from the Chartered Management Institute.

Anthony is the past chair of the Great North Pharmacy Research Collaborative and is an Honorary Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Sunderland.



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