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Ten questions on perinatal mental health

Ten questions on perinatal mental health



Time to Complete

1 hours


August 13, 2015


August 13, 2015

Programme Description

This activity explores the practical implications for primary care of the NICE guideline CG192 Antenatal and postnatal mental health, presenting ten questions for GPs to ask themselves and their teams about perinatal mental health. The activity highlights the recommendations relevant to GPs from the guideline, and has been developed by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Maternal Mental Health Alliance to raise awareness and support implementation of the NICE guideline in primary care. This resource is not RCGP guidance: it is an implementation tool and should be used alongside the published NICE guidance.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand why perinatal mental health is important
  • Know what questions to ask to detect perinatal mental illness
  • List red flags indicating greater risk of serious mental health problems
  • Know where to find NICE guidance on prescribing psychotropic medication
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Judy Shakespeare
    Clinical champion for perinatal mental health
    Royal College of General Practitioners
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credits (1 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time.


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