Bridging the Gap

Category: GP - Other

Date: July 31st 2014

Location: Blackwell Room, Severn Deanery, Deanery House, Unit D – Vantage Business Park, Old Gloucester Road, Hambrook, Bristol (SatNav: BS16 1RS) BS16 1GW

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  • How do psychiatrists and GPs approach patients with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS)?
  • What are the differences in their techniques and strategies, and how are these differences shaped by the different roles and expectations of the respective specialities?
  • What can GPs and psychiatrists learn from each other?
  • How can we work together better with this group of patients?

Psychiatrists and General Practitioners both frequently see patients with MUS. This group of patients is notoriously difficult to manage well with mutual hostility and incomprehension between doctor and patient a common outcome. This innovative course is a joint training initiative for Advanced Psychiatry Trainees (ST3-6), SAS and New Consultants, GP First5 and established GPs and is supported by the Severn School of Psychiatry and Severn Faculty RCGP and aims to share best practice for the management of this challenging group of patients.

To book a place on Bridging the Gap fill in the online booking form at:

Severn Psychiatry trainees should use the discount code SEVPTBG31JUL (fee supported by Severn school of Psychiatry). Psychiatry SAS doctors should use the discount code SASBG31JUL

Need more details? Call 01454 252728 or email severn@