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This learning plan (worth a suggested 9 CPD credits) aims to update GPs on endocrine disorders that they may encounter in primary care, including hypo- and hyperthyroidism, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, hyperprolactinaemia and Cushing’s syndrome.
Each educational activity provides key learning points and a post-test so that you can check what you have learned. You can undertake the whole plan, or select individual modules to match your identified learning needs. Completing each module will automatically create a reflective note in your MIMS Learning CPD organiser, which can be uploaded to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs along with your CPD certificate.
This article, updated in 2016, by Dr Salman Razvi provides an overview of the diagnosis and management of hypothyroidism. Learning points for healthcare professionals include causes hypothyroidism, investigations, the effect of pregnancy on thyroid function, and treatment with levothyroxine.
Professor Rayaz Malik and colleagues give an overview of the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes, how to make the diagnosis, preventing complications and reducing mortality.
This article by Professor Iskandar Idris, updated in 2017, reviews the diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include criteria for diagnosing diabetes mellitus in patients with and without symptoms, screening, and a structured care plan.
Dr Abdelmageed Abdelrahman outlines the long-term consequences of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Learning points for GPs and nurses include understanding potential complications and when referral to specialist gynaecology services may be indicated. Updated by the author in 2016.
Dr Tillmann Jacobi describes a case of weakness and hypotension leading to a diagnosis of Addison’s disease. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include the role of postural hypotension in Addison’s disease, and the investigations required in its diagnosis.