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Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on heavy menstrual bleeding

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on heavy menstrual bleeding

This course is available for purchase as part of a subscription:
£ 154.80
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Time to Complete

1.00 hour


October 13, 2016


January 18, 2017
This GP clinical guidance update module is part of the MIMS Learning Essentials learning programme. A subscription gives you 12 months access to regular updates on NICE and other clinical guidance to help keep your practice up to date.

Programme Description

Guidance: NICE guidance CG44. Heavy menstrual bleeding: assessment and management. Updated August 2016.

Dr Jessica Garner describes an update to existing NICE guidance on heavy menstrual bleeding. The module outlines what’s new in the guidance, what to consider when assessing and examining women with symptoms of menorrhagia and which investigations to carry out, the different pharmacological treatment options for management of uncomplicated menorrhagia and menorrhagia secondary to fibroids, and the options for surgical management of refractory menorrhagia.

Educational Objectives

After taking this module, GPs and nurses will be better able to:
  • Recall what’s new and what’s relevant to them in the August 2016 NICE guidance on heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Revise their knowledge of how and when to assess and examine women with symptoms of menorrhagia
  • Recognise the symptoms that may be suggestive of an underlying pathology
  • Know which diagnostic tests are most appropriate for which women
  • Know which medications to prescribe for uncomplicated menorrhagia and for menorrhagia secondary to fibroids
  • Discuss the different surgical options for women with refractory menorrhagia
  • Author

    Dr Jessica Garner


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

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