A Brief Introduction to Identifying and Managing Depression in Primary Care
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A Brief Introduction to Identifying and Managing Depression in Primary Care

A Brief Introduction to Identifying and Managing Depression in Primary Care

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Belmont Industrial Estate

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A Brief Introduction to Identifying and Managing Depression in Primary Care


Would you like to attend a free masterclass for Nurses and other health workers to assist in the identification of depression in people with long term health problems?

The Masterclass will be led by Dr David Ekers, Nurse Consultant at Tees Esk and Wear Valley Trust and Durham University. It will introduce David's research which suggests that primary care nurses are ideally placed for delivering care to depressed patients; especially in cases were a patient also has a comorbid long-term medical condition and then share some non-pharmaceutical assessments and interventions for depression in the primary care setting.

For further information about the above Masterclasses please contact sarah.black@ahsn-nenc.org.uk

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About Dr David Ekers
Dr David Ekers trained as a psychiatric nurse at the Maudsley Hospital in London in 1987. He has worked in a range of inpatient, community and primary care settings in both the UK and Australia. He completed the ENB 650 (Dip in Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy) training led by Professor Isaac Marks at the Maudsley Hospital in 1997 and has been an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist since that time. David completed an MSc in research methodology at Southampton University in 2002.

He moved to the north east of the UK in 2002 to take up a role as Consultant Nurse in Primary Care Mental Health. David continued to pursue interests in the dissemination of CBT interventions and was part of a number of national work streams for the Department of Health that led to the development of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service across the UK. He became the Clinical Lead for ‘Talking Changes’ IAPT service in Co Durham and Darlington. During this time David completed his PhD exploring the effectiveness and dissemination of Behavioural Activation for Depression. He now works is in a jointly funded post between Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust and Durham University.

David is currently local principle investigator on 3 Multicentre NIHR funded randomised trials exploring the effectiveness of Behavioural activation by non specialist therapists. He is the psychiatric nurse representative on the NICE Depression Guideline Development Group.

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