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Guidance update: management of sore throat

Guidance update: management of sore throat

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Time to Complete

1 hour


March 23, 2018


March 23, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Toni Hazell analyses the latest guidance on managing sore throat including assessment using scoring tools, and the use of a single dose of steroids. This module outlines the latest evidence, what to do differently in your practice, areas of uncertainty and considerations relating to multimorbidity.

Guidance: NICE guidance. NG84. Sore throat (acute): antimicrobial prescribing. January 2018. Aertgeerts Bert et al. Corticosteroids for sore throat: a clinical practice guideline BMJ 2017; 358 :j4090

Educational Objectives

After taking this module, GPs will be better able to:
  • Recall the recommendations in NICE and clinical practice guidance
  • Review their use of scoring tools for sore throat
  • Be aware of when NICE advises the use of antibiotics
  • Consider differential diagnoses of sore throat
  • Reflect on the use of steroids for sore throat
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Toni Hazell


    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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