How can doctors help their patients to develop insight into their drinking behaviour?

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October 2018, How can doctors help their patients to develop insight into their drinking behaviour? 

In support of Alcohol Awareness Week, and to support its important theme this year of ‘Change’, Nightingale Hospital is hosting a key event for GPs, Consultant Psychiatrists, therapists and nurses at Chandos House on Tuesday 27th November.

Who is presenting at the event?

Speaker : Dr Mike McPhillipsConsultant Psychiatrist at Nightingale Hospital

Topic: “Denial Is Not A River In Egypt” – How can doctors help their patients to develop insight into their drinking behaviour?

Dr Mike McPhillips is a leading authority on the treatment of  psychiatric and addictive disorders with many years of experience in both the NHS and private sectors. He is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. This seminar will explore the complexities and challenges of engaging patients with unhealthy drinking patterns. It will include guidance on ‘what to do and why’ in primary care and include advice on initial assessment,  what, when and if to test, and provide guidance on when to refer for specialist intervention.

Chair: Dr William Shanahan, Consultant Psychiatrist, Medical Director, Addictions Lead, Nightingale Hospital, 11-19 Lisson Grove, Marylebone, London NW1 6SH

Date: Tuesday 27th November 2018

Evening Seminar programme

  • Registration, canapés, drinks and networking 6.15pm – 6.45pm.
  • Presentation 7pm – 8pm
  • Meeting close by 8.30pm

Venue: Chandos House, 2 Queen Anne Street, London, W1G 9LQ.  http://www.chandoshouse.co.uk/how-to-find-us

How to register to attend the event?

The seminar is free to attend and attendance certificates will be issued. To register your attendance, please respond to this email or register online.

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