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Guide for delivering preconception care to women with a serious mental illness

A guide for healthcare professionals involved in the care of women with serious mental illness (SMI) in primary and secondary care. Developed by KCL in partnership with PHE, NHSE and Tommy’s.
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This  is a guide for healthcare professionals involved in the care of women with serious mental illness (SMI) in primary and secondary care, including: general adult psychiatrists, mental health nurses, care coordinators, GPs, health visitors, physician’s associates, non-medical prescribers, healthcare staff in obstetric care who work with women with serious mental illness and perinatal psychiatrists

This guide provides the latest evidence to support health care professionals having informed conversations on the considerations regarding mental and physical health for women of childbearing age with serious mental illness (SMI), whether or not they are planning a pregnancy. It should be used along national clinical guidance and associated updates.