Psychiatry updates for physicians: This workshop provides a practical approach to building confidence in handling mental health issues in patients, in both hospital inpatient and outpatient settings.

Date: 16 June 2020

The workshop will identify opportunities to ensure better outcomes and highlight what differences can be made within these settings. It will be very different to mandatory training, instead using case-based approaches and small group work to increase interaction.

Theoretical areas covered will include the way in which mental health interacts with other conditions in the hospital setting, eg COPD and anxiety. The day will also look at applying the theory to everyday practice, for example:

– How you manage your patients with diabetes and depression

– How you manage your AMU frequent attenders – what else is possible with frequently encountered mental health issues

Delivery information:

The programme will be jointly delivered by Dr Sean Cross and Dr Emma Vaux.

Dr Sean Cross is Clinical Director of the Mind & Body Programme at King’s Health Partners; a Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; and Managing Director of Maudsley Learning. Sean feels strongly that better integration of mental and physical healthcare provision requires evidence-based service transformation; high quality, meaningful education and training; and the harnessing of staff, patient and carer enthusiasm to bring about culture change in all our organisations.

Dr Emma Vaux is a Consultant Nephrologist and General Physician at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. She has a research doctorate from the University of Oxford (2001). She is Senior Censor and Vice President for Education & Training at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in London. As Clinical Associate, she leads the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Quality Improvement (QI): Training for Better Outcomes work on embedding QI training into medical training. She is a Generation Q Fellow with the Health Foundation and a founding Q member. She is Clinical Lead, Oxford AHSN Patient Safety Collaborative Acute Kidney Injury workstream and Clinical Lead (renal), Berkshire West ACS. Other roles include: Specialty Advisor with the Care Quality Commission; NCAS Case Investigator; and NCAS Lead Assessor. She is on the editorial board for the Future Healthcare Journal and QI4U.

Who should attend?: Psychiatry updates for physicians is aimed at all physicians throughout the specialties who will all encounter patients who may have additional psychiatric needs. The focus is on those working in the acute care or outpatient setting which have their own unique issues.


Royal College of Physicians,

11 St Andrews Place,

Regent’s Park,




£230 RCP London member rate (early bird)

£260 Non-member rate (early bird)

£260 RCP London member rate

£290 Non-member rate


Tel: +44 (0)20 3075 1353

This course has been developed in partnership between Maudsley Learning and the Royal College of Physicians. The bookings are managed by the RCP, to book your place please click here.