GP Masterclass – Prescribing in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding2020-07-09T16:49:04+00:00

Project Description

GP Masterclass – Prescribing in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Venue: Online training

Date: 30 Sep 2020

Following the success of the first GP Masterclass – Prescribing in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding, we are delighted to be holding the course again in September. The Masterclass is an interactive educational day for GPs looking at aspects of prescribing during pregnancy and lactation. A panel of expert speakers will provide detailed guidance that is relevant to general practice to enable primary care prescribers to navigate the particular challenges of prescribing during these stages. There will be ample opportunities for discussion and professional interaction.

Why choose DSRU for your prescribing training? 

  • Suitable for all prescribers in primary care
  • Small delegate numbers mean you have the opportunity to ask questions and network with expert speakers
  • Use this course as part of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Taught by GP and specialist colleagues, making the presentations relevant to every day practice
  • No sponsorship from the pharmaceutical industry
  • £150 (incl VAT) for a full day training or £125 (incl VAT) for GP registrars.

Aims of course

  • To provide detailed take-home knowledge on prescribing during pregnancy and breastfeeding that is intended to be directly applicable to your day-to-day practice

Key Topics

Programme features:

  • Pitfalls that should be avoided when prescribing during pregnancy (including dosing and drug interactions)
  • Prescribing for pre-existing medical problems during pregnancy
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Prescribing during breastfeeding
  • Guidance on prescribing valproate to women of childbearing potential: what GPs need to know

Learning outcomes

  • Improve your knowledge of prescribing for pre-existing medical problems during pregnancy
  • Clarify issues to consider when prescribing during breastfeeding
  • Understand pitfalls that GPs should avoid when prescribing during pregnancy
  • Establish the key considerations for perinatal mental health
  • Understand what GPs need to know when prescribing valproate to women of childbearing potential


Cost Per Delegate:

£125 + VAT Fee for GPs and other primary care prescribers

(Excluding VAT, Total Including VAT £150)


£85 + VAT Fee for GP Registrars

(Excluding VAT, Total Including VAT £102)

Registration fee includes lunch, refreshments and electronic access to all course materials.

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“The course was well organised and very informative.”

GP Masterclass Delegate 2019

“Great speakers and range of important topics covered.”

GP Masterclass Delegate 2019

“The course has made me more confident prescribing.”

GP Masterclass Delegate 2019

“Thank you for this fantastic line up and addressing this topic.”

GP Masterclass Delegate 2019

“Found the meeting incredibly useful and insightful.”

GP Masterclass Delegate 2019

Contact Info

Drug Safety Research Unit Bursledon Hall, Blundell Lane, Southampton, SO31 1AA, U.K.

Phone: +44 (0)23 80 40 86 00

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