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1 hour

GPs,GP trainees

Guideline focus: psychosis and schizophrenia (NICE)

Practical implications for GPs of NICE guideline 178, including the new emphasis on practising pre-emptive psychiatry in people with an emerging psychosis and preventing common comorbidities.

This module forms part of the following courses:

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module you should know:

  • The key recommendations in the NICE guidance that affect GPs
  • How to recognise a person with an emerging psychosis
  • Which patients to refer and where
  • The adverse effects of antipsychotics in patients with psychosis or schizophrenia
  • The role of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in reducing life expectancy in people with psychosis or schizophrenia
  • Strategies for monitoring the physical health of people with psychosis or schizophrenia.

This series "Guideline focus" is intended to help you keep up to date with key guideline changes in primary care. The modules accompany the relevant guideline, highlighting important changes and practical implications, allowing you to test your knowledge at the end. They don't cover every aspect or recommendation in the guideline, and we recommend you use the module in conjunction with the published guideline.

Updated by:

Adrian Preda


 David Shiers, Mark Boulter

Last updated

05 Oct 2018

Release date

07 Jan 2016


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ASCOFAME 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned 1 hour of CPD/CME credit to this module. BMJ Learning modules are being certified for ASCOFAME VIRTUAL (Colombia).
Australian College of Nursing 1 credit, 1:00 hour ACN 3LP participants can claim 1 CNE point per hour of active learning for modules that are directly related to their area of nursing practice (no limit).
Austrian Academy of Physicians 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning modules have been certified for DFP Punkte. DFP Punkte are accepted in Austria
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module
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Iraqi Ministry of Health 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Iraq Ministry of Health has accredited BMJ Learning for the purposes of CME. One module is the equivalent of one hour or one credit point.
Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization 1 credit, 1:00 hour Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) of the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait is the authority responsible for organising all aspects of postgraduate training of medical practitioners and other health professionals in Kuwait. Users within Kuwait can claim one hour or one credit per hour of learning completed.
Oman Medical Specialty Board 0.5 credits The Oman Medical Specialty Board accredits this module for 0.5 credit points under Category II
Royal Australasian College of Physicians 1:00 hour The RACP does not accredit CPD activities, but MyCPD Program guidelines state that fellows can claim a maximum of 50 credits per year for online learning under 'Category 6 - Other Learning Activities'.
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