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Allergy learning plan

7.25 credits

Childhood food allergy, hayfever and atopic eczema are all covered in this learning plan for GPs and other healthcare professionals.

The range of topics reflects the knowledge and skills that primary healthcare professionals need when diagnosing and treating allergic conditions in children and adults.

Each educational activity provides key learning points and a post-test so you can check what you have learned. You can undertake the whole plan or select individual modules to meet your identified learning needs.

CPD credits can be claimed for all modules completed.




Clinical Review

Hayfever: clinical review

Dr Glenis Scadding discusses why it is important to diagnose and effectively manage seasonal allergic rhinitis, an often trivialised condition. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include pre-emptively managing patients, comorbidities and allergen avoidance.

1.50 Credits
Syllabus

Guidance update: latest guidelines on food allergy

Dr Elizabeth Angier describes the latest NICE guidance on food allergy.

1.00 Credits
Expert Perspective

Atopic eczema in children

Dr Andre Khoo and colleagues review atopic eczema in children. This activity provides an educational update for healthcare professionals on diagnosis and management, with learning points on patient education, traditional treatments such as coal tar and the role of biological agents.

1.00 Credits
Expert Perspective

Childhood food allergy and intolerance

Paediatric dietitian Dr Kate Maslin provides guidance on food allergy and intolerance, and explains the latest advances in food allergy research. Educational points for GPs and nurses include symptoms and signs of food allergy, and when to consider excluding foods from a child’s diet.

1.00 Credits
Knowledge

Illustrated: allergy and immunology

Dr Phil Marazzi presents eight cases of allergic or immune reaction. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include identifying and managing urticaria, varicose eczema, contact dermatitis and periorbital eczema.

0.25 Credits
Knowledge

Managing urticaria: current guidelines

Dr Tabi Leslie reviews the current guidelines for chronic spontaneous urticaria, including the EAACI, BAD, BSACI and AAAAI guidelines, and recent NICE guidance on use of omalizumab in previously treated chronic spontaneous urticaria.

0.50 Credits
Knowledge

Feeding problems in infants

Dr Jessica Garner provides an update for GPs and other healthcare professionals on infant feeding problems. Key learning points include symptoms of cows’ milk allergy, managing gastro-oesophageal reflux, and identifying lactose intolerance.

1.00 Credits
Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on anaphylaxis

Dr Elizabeth Angier describes the latest guidance on anaphylaxis.

1.00 Credits