Depression (March 2008)

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In March 2008, GPs from across Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich attended Oxleas’ first primary care mental health masterclass.

Focusing on depression, the event covered developments in the management of the condition and useful assessment tools for GPs. Trust Clinical Director of Services Geraldine Strathdee led a debate on effective treatment highlighting the causes of depression as well as the symptoms of the condition. While Keith Miller, Director of Psychological Therapies, gave an update on the Improving Access to Psychological Therapy programme.

Bexley GP Elizabeth Cameron found the masterclass useful. “The presentations were very worthwhile and it was great to hear that we will be getting more access to cognitive behavioural therapy – I am sure our patients will benefit,“ she said.