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Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on motor neurone disease

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on motor neurone disease

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Time to Complete

1.00 hour


November 29, 2016


March 8, 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

Dr Mark Rickenbach describes how to implement the latest NICE guidance on motor neurone disease in primary care. The module outlines what’s new in the guidance, what to do differently in practice, which symptoms might indicate motor neurone disease and which treatment options are recommended for managing the different symptoms of motor neurone disease.

Guidance: NICE guidance NG42. Motor neurone disease: assessment and management. February 2016.

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 February 2016 NICE guidance on motor neurone disease
  • Describe which symptoms might lead you to suspect a diagnosis of motor neurone disease
  • Discuss a patient’s concerns and questions relating to motor neurone disease
  • Outline the different treatment options for symptoms of motor neurone disease
  • Improve the quality of life for patients with motor neurone disease
  • Plan review or contact at frequent intervals with patients and their carers
  • Monitor patients for respiratory symptoms
  • Author

    Dr Mark Rickenbach
    Visiting Professor Healthcare and Education Innovation
    Winchester University/
    and GP
    Chandlers Ford


    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.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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