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2. Depression screening using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)

This activity is part 2 of a series of 6, which is also available as part of an ALM. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a simple to use screening tool that allows an informed judgement about the mental health and well being of patients in the perinatal period.

4. PND: pathways to care: collaborative practice

This activity is part 4 of a series of 6, which is also available as part of an ALM. This activity emphasises the importance of a multidisciplinary approach, where available, and collaboration between service providers. The need for knowledge concerning local referral pathways for different levels of risk, severity and complexity of mental health disorders are explored.

5. PND: GP mental health treatment plans

This activity is part 5 of a series of 6, which is also available as part of an ALM. This activity emphasises the importance of a multidisciplinary approach, where available, and collaboration between service providers. The need for knowledge concerning local referral pathways for different levels of risk, severity and complexity of mental health disorders are explored.

Your duty of care - perinatal mental health

In looking after our patients who are pregnant it is important to identify those who have early signs of depression or anxiety disorder. There are a range of assessments we as GPs can use effectively and efficiently in our consultation which can make a difference to a mothers overall health.