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We will soon be carrying out a survey to find out what service users think about their care. This is part of a national programme to improve quality of care and service users’ experience.
The South London Mental Health and Community Partnership, together with our partners including local authorities and community organisations, have launched a major listening campaign to support and protect people's mental health following Covid-19.
We continue to see patients at all our sites, as well as in their homes, and have a number of measures in place to ensure our sites are Covid secure, including the wearing of face masks and coverings, deep cleaning, one-way signage and cleaning stations.
Here are the differential diagnoses and screening questions for OCD.
Reason for consultation
|Dermatologist||Chapped hands, eczema, trichotillomania|
|Cosmetic surgeon||Concerns about appearance|
|Oncologist||Fear of cancer|
|Genitourinary specialist||Fear of HIV|
|Neurologist||OCD associated with Tourette's syndrome|
|Obstetrician||OCD in pregnancy|
|Gynaecologist||Vaginal discomfort from douching|
*These screening questions were compiled from the following articles:
This guide provides an overview of the definition, diagnosis and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, along with links to further information.
Our Trust has a longstanding reputation for the delivery of high quality undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.
We have over 100 postgraduate doctors in training, including foundation trainees, trainees in general practice (GP), and core and higher specialty trainees in psychiatry. Most services employ at least one trainee. Each trainee has an educational and clinical supervisor. As well as regular meetings with their educational supervisor, trainees have weekly hourly meeting with their clinical supervisor. In addition, trainees receive training in the workplace and attend local educational programmes.
The Trust is a lead provider of training programmes in core psychiatry training and higher specialty training in general adult and old age psychiatry. We are a local education provider for other higher specialty training programmes where the lead providers are the South London and Maudsley Foundation NHS Trust (for forensic psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry and the psychiatry of learning disability) and UCL Partners (for medical psychotherapy).
In addition, we host GP and foundation training posts on the South West London training programmes.
Undergraduate medical students are based at St George's University of London, with over 250 per year being taught by our staff. Most Trust services host medical student attachments.
Trainees can apply for study leave and funding to revise for postgraduate exams and to attend external training.
We encourage our trainees to undertake training in teaching and presentation skills. We also ensure that all our higher specialty trainees undertake the training required to become an educational supervisor, as soon as they take up their first consultant post.
Mental health and exercise
Physical health problems can often affect your mental health. The mind can’t function unless your body is working properly and the state of your mind affects your body. To work properly, your body needs regular exercise
Physical activity has many benefits, not only to you physical wellbeing but also for your mental well being.
Exercise can help in the treatment and prevention of many illnesses including Type II diabetes and osteoporosis. It also helps reduce the likelihood of contracting some cancers and can improve the immune system as well as lessening the likelihood of developing problems with memory and dementia.
Remember - Any exercise is better than none but don’t overdo it. Build more physical activity into your life gradually, and remember to enjoy yourself.
Physical activity and exercise can also help you to: