Personality Disorder in Primary Care E Learning Package

Working Together: Personality Disorder in Primary Care is a new eLearning package designed to help clinical and non-clinal staff in Primary Care, to develop skills and knowledge to support and enhance their work with patients who have Complex Emotional Needs, often associated with a diagnosis of ‘Personality Disorder’.

Anna Freud was commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) to produce this package, which has been co-produced by experts by experience, GPs and clinicians. The training supports the patient’s journey from initial contact, through to referrals and long-term support.

The eLearning is freely available and easily accessible to all Primary Care Staff on NHS England’s Learning Hub and is comprised of an introduction and seven short modules including:

· Understanding Personality Disorder

· Thinking about your patients’ needs

· Making referrals

· Long-term support in primary care

· Self-harm, suicide and risk

· Considering medication

· Co-occurring needs

Learners can access the modules in any order, allowing those with specific interests to access those areas directly. The training features films, animation, and interactive content to enhance learning.

Quotes from GP’s who completed the training as part of a pilot:

“I liked the format – it allowed me to work at my own rate […] I like the training a lot” – GP , Manchester

“Thank you for creating such excellent training materials. I have shared with my colleagues and have learnt about personality, complex emotional needs and myself!” – GP , London

To access this training please visit NHS England’s Learning Hub.