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Ten top QOF tips for depression 2013-14

Dr Simon Clay offers advice for the new DEP indicators

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FULL CPD MODULE

This module offers advice on common questions that would be raised by GPs on the QOF indicators for depression in 2013-4 including:

  • this year’s main changes
  • how to run and record a biopsychosocial assessment
  • how to exception code appropriately


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  • When questioning if someone potentially has depression alongside biopsychosocial assessment should run biochemical investigation. FT4, FT3, TSH, Serum B12, full iron panel, ferritin, folates, vit d, magnesium, iodine and if possible with clarification with the labs- zinc. No less than stated above. Micronutrients and hormones are vital in mental health

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