CPD modules

Prevention and management of depression in the primary care setting

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 01 hr
  • Last updated: 2016
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module explores how nurses can support people with depression, which, when severe or persistent, can lead to suicidal ideation. Timely recognition of depression to improve patients’ mental health and quality of life and strategies to manage it in primary care are discussed, to help nurses feel more confident when screening and treating patients.

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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Sheila Hardy, Senior Research Fellow, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Senior Lecturer, UCL, Post graduate nurse educator, Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, Visiting Fellow, University of Northampton.


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