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BPF Covid 19 and Mental Health Challenges in Practice

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Following the last 7 successful weekly webinars, we are delighted to share with you an opportunity to join our next Webinar themed: Covid 19 and Mental Health Challenges in Practice on the

16th June 2020 Tuesday 7-8.45 pm.

We are grateful to our panel of Dr Clare Gerada GP, Medical Director Practitioners Health (RCGP Chair 2011-2013) Dr Vijay Bhatia Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Richard Brown Consultant Psychiatrist with Older People, Dr Jihad Malasi GP and MH Lead, Dr Sharief Consultant Psychiatrist (Additional Psychiatric Nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals to confirm in due course who will be joined by additional resident panel experts and MDT members and facilitated by Dr Rakesh Koria Macmillan and CCG EOLC GP Lead.

I am sure you will agree that Covid 19 Pandemic has caused us many challenges in our daily clinical practice, with huge amounts of daily communications to help us navigate many clinical issues ranging from acutely unwell patients of all ages with holistic issues including physical and mental health , cancer care and advance care planning to end of life, therapeutic, logistical, ethical, workforce, care homes and health & safety. Whilst many guidelines and tools have been shared, some of our daily dilemmas require, our most tried and tested means of solving such difficult issues together, via discussions, reflections and local supportive best practice solutions. Please join this meeting from the comfort of your home and share your dilemmas and I am sure with the help of our expert panel’s pearls of wisdom and our collective focus, together we can do more!

Issues and Focus:

Covid 19 and Mental Health Impact Patients Professionals and Processes

Stress Anxiety and Depressions Covid Encephalitis and Psychosis PTSD and Burnout

Health Care Professionals Mental Health Needs and Support, Suicide Challenges and Prevention

IN and OOH MH Care Support Mindfulness Meditation and Spirituality

Many Other Issues: Do you have any other burning issues? Email

Chat Box Themes and Key Challenges and Solutions Sharing from 2nd June 2020 Webinar

Case and Situational Based Discussions:

How has Covid 19 impacted on our patients’ and our own Mental Health?

What have been the key challenges for you your patients and your teams?

Are you exhausted physically & mentally and what support is available?

What are the effects of the Pandemic and lockdown on us as a society?

Covid delirium, encephalitis, psychosis, PTSD, and their management?

Are you addressing Long Term Conditions and the impact of Mental Health Inequality?

Suicide challenges and prevention, even more of a priority than ever before?

What is available IN and OOH in our localities to support MH crisis?

How can Mindfulness, Meditation and Spirituality Help Us?

Many other Covid 19 and Mental Health Issues you will share on the night.

If you would like to share a case that could help us all learn from email

Additional Information:

Please register your interest early for this unique opportunity via Eventbrite Link shared.

Please refer to the attached Attendees Information Sheet for further information.

In case of any other issues, please contact Emily Fagg

Rosie Baur or Clare Thomas

For any clinical issues Rakesh Koria

We look forward to you joining us from the comfort of your home, to what is going to be a helpful session packed with pragmatic practice shared learning.


K&M wide Covid 19 Resources stored on the RST for that is excellent for all key aspects and has been prepared with enormous input of all professionals taking into account the current best guidelines and practice but with local K&M network focus.

Recorded Webinars

All our 7 previous webinars will be available shortly and we hope to share the access details shortly as well as any other supportive information.

Additionally, as Macmillan Team we are happy to respond to any or your specific educational, training and support needs with all things Covid, EOLC and of course any Cancer challenges during these testing times.

Please share what key clinical areas you would like us to focus on in our future next Webinars and please note we will evaluate the key comments you shared on the last webinar chat box to guide us BUT we need your help now to share more of these webinars contents. We are also reviewing the webinar contents for sharing in due course.

Thank you for your continual support, engagement, and enthusiasm

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