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Concordance approach (Medication Management) and preventing relapse

Duration One day (6 hours online session)
Session LeaderKatja Jung
Date Contact NHS study day Team for more information


This one-day training aims to explore an individual approach in achieving concordance with a person experiencing mental health problems and to look at the key concerns and attitudes towards their illness, treatment in general and their self-management skills. It is also for you to reflect and consider your own experience, about your adherence to treatment. The training will be of interest to anyone with a special interest in medication management, students on any health programmes, community-based practitioners, mental health professionals working in inpatient and community setting with service users.

Course content

Effective use of medicines is an important part of self-management of chronic conditions. However, many people do not take their medicines. It is estimated that only half of people with chronic conditions adhere to their long-term medications and only a third follow general lifestyle recommendation.

By the end of the session, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe what the concordance approach entails and what adherence to treatment can be affected by in general
  2. Identify evidenced based strategies and use self-management tools to prevent relapse and promote recovery in users of mental health services
  3. Describe and understand your role in promoting concordance in your area of work to improve patient outcomes

Learning and teaching

Study mode: Synchronous online delivery via virtual classroom using one of the following web-based learning and teaching platforms (e.g. MS teams, Kaltura new row, Adobe connect, Zoom).  The content on the day will be delivered via a mixture of PowerPoint presentation, small group exercise and discussion, group feedback and recap/quiz.

Fees and funding

There are several funding options available:

  • Receiving course fees via CPPD contracts between NHS trusts and Middlesex University
  • Paying your own fees. This course is £110
  • Sponsorship by your employer.

For more information on these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.

How to apply

To apply for this course, please email our NHS study days team.

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