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What is MIMS Learning and how does it link to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs?
What are the benefits of MIMS Learning membership?
What content can registered users of MIMS Learning access?
How do I look for learning materials on MIMS Learning?
What is a learning plan?
How do I use learning materials?
How do I obtain my CPD certificate upon completion?
How do I go back to find a CPD certificate for an activity I previously undertook?
What is the MIMS Learning organiser?
How do I access the organiser?
How do I start using the organiser?
How do I create a note?
How do I export my certificates and notes to my appraiser using the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs?
How do I create a learning plan?
How do I manage my preferences?


What is MIMS Learning and how does it link to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs?

MIMS Learning is a clinical education website for GPs and nurses, with an accompanying annual print magazine offering content from the website. Our clinical learning spans a wide range of topics and is written by experts and GPs to address your specific learning needs.You can organise your learning using the MIMS Learning CPD organiser and send evidence of your learning to your appraiser using our `Add to Clarity' feature. For full details of how to do this, see our guide


What are the benefits of MIMS Learning membership?

As a member you will enjoy full access to clinical guideline updates (formerly known as Essentials), keeping you abreast of changes in clinical guidance and providing downloadable PDFs and training tools. Expert audio/slide presentations from MIMS Learning Live events are also included in the membership package.

Additional member benefits include:

  • Exclusive learning plans, with our handy CPD organiser to help you prioritise and manage your learning in line with your appraisal requirements
  • Priority tickets for live education places at MIMS Learning Live around the country, as well as related events and webinars. These will give you the opportunity to network with your fellow members and learn directly from expert speakers, with special member-only sessions
  • Access to recorded versions of online webinars

Become a member of MIMS Learning for just £2.49+VAT per week (based on an annual subscription rate of £129+VAT).


What content can registered users of MIMS Learning access?

Registration for MIMS Learning is free, and enables you to access 20+ free CPD modules as well as using the CPD organiser linked to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. However, to enjoy the full range of educational content that we offer, membership is a must.


How do I look for learning materials on MIMS Learning?

You can either use the search function by typing your topic of interest into the `Search MIMS Learning' box or browse topics on our topics page. You can also check our learning plans on a range of topics including diabetes, cardiovascular medicine, paediatrics, mental health and dermatology.



What is a learning plan?

A learning plan is a bundle of educational content focusing on a specific area such as respiratory medicine or cancer, developed in consultation with MIMS Learning's GP advisers. They are worth 6-10 credits each. You can add learning plans to your CPD organiser, and undertake whole plans or modules within a plan, according to your learning needs.



How do I use learning materials?

From the overview page describing the activity, click `Start activity' and read the article. You can also click `Add to queue' if you want to have the article in your CPD organiser to read later. After you have read it, click `Go to post-test' and answer the multiple-choice questions that you see. Once you have completed the test, click `Get results' and then `Go to evaluation'. You must complete the evaluation and click `Claim credits' in order to view and download your CPD certificate. Simply click the `Claim and view certificate' button when prompted.



How do I obtain my CPD certificate upon completion?

Your CPD certificate will be ready for you once you complete the post-test at the end of each learning activity. 

Once you have completed the evaluation and clicked `Claim and view certificate', you will see a note that says `Thank you for undertaking this activity' and next to this, a `View certificate' button. Clicking on this button provides you with a personalised CPD certificate in PDF form. NB: You must complete the evaluation stage of the activity in order to be able to view your certificate.



How do I go back to find a CPD certificate for an activity I previously undertook?

Undertaking an activity automatically creates a reflective note in your CPD organiser – you can add your own reflections to this at any time. To find your certificate, click on `CPD organiser' and check your `Notes' for the title of the educational activity you have just completed. Click on the note title, for example `Chlamydia clinical review' as shown.


You will find your activity attached to the note under `Attachments', on the right-hand side (look for the red and white PDF logo). You can view and download your certificate by clicking on `Certificate'.



What is the MIMS Learning organiser?

The CPD organiser is an online resource allowing you to make notes about your learning, keep track of learning credits earned over specific time periods, store your MIMS Learning certificates and other useful documents, and export your reflections on your learning to your appraiser.


How do I access the organiser?

To use the organiser, you need to be logged in to MIMS Learning. If you have not already done so, please create an account on MIMS Learning. This will give you access to all the learning materials on MIMS Learning and to your own personal CPD organiser.

I've previously used the GP online CPD organiser - will I find all my details on MIMS Learning? Yes, providing you log in using the same login details as for the GP online CPD organiser. You will find everything that you previously stored in the GP organiser in the MIMS Learning organiser, and you will be able to use the new features of MIMS Learning.


How do I start using the organiser?

Once you have logged in to MIMS Learning, click on `CPD organiser' on the navigation bar. You will then see your personal dashboard allowing you to create and view your notes, see how many credits you have earned over a specified date range, add labels to your notes.



How do I create a note?

Notes are automatically created whenever you undertake a MIMS Learning activity. However, you can also create notes about anything at all - from a patient you've seen, to a practice meeting or peer group session. 

From your personal dashboard page within your organiser (`My Notes'), click `Add a note'. Add a title, and enter your note under `Reflective note'. You can enter the CPD type such as `Distance learning' or `Peer group learning', and number of credits you have earned, which you may consider to be higher if you have demonstrated the impact of the learning on your practice. 

At any time, you can click `Save and back to my notes' in order to save your note and return to your dashboard. You can add links to web pages, or attachments (in PDF format) to your notes.



How do I export my certificates and notes to my appraiser using the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs?

Go to your personal dashboard page within your organiser (`My Notes'). You will see a blue `Add to Clarity' button underneath each note. If you have an account with the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs, simply click this to export your learning to your current appraisal and your portfolio on the appraisal toolkit. Any notes you have written reflecting your learning will be transferred along with the type of learning, the number of CPD credits being claimed, and any CPD certificate attached to the note. To find out more read our full guide here.

There is also a simple export function, via a click on the tick symbol underneath the note. Click `Export', and a copy of the note and the associated certificate will be downloaded for you in PDF format.



How do I create a learning plan?

Click the `My learning plans' tab from within your CPD organiser. You can then create a new plan, or choose one of the recommended learning plans from the right-hand column. If you are creating a new plan, click `Create a plan'.


Next, enter a title and choose the topics most of interest to you, then click `Add'.


Once the plan is created, you will see it in your learning plan list, along with the option to `Search more activities' and add them to your learning plan. However, you also have the option to `Add to learning plan' when viewing any activity on the MIMS Learning site.


How do I manage my preferences?

Click on `My Account' to view your details and notification preferences at any time.

If you have a problem or question not covered in these FAQS, please contact:

support@mimslearning.co.uk
Hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday

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