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Hypertension and CVD clinical Q&A

Hypertension and CVD clinical Q&A

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Time to Complete

0.25 hours


April 20, 2017


November 13, 2017

Programme Description

Dr Terry McCormack, GP and research lead, describes his role in primary care cardiovascular research and advises on an upcoming rewrite of NICE hypertension guidelines. Key learning points include best use of risk scoring systems and the need for better recognition of familial hypercholesterolaemia.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Consider the benefits of getting involved in primary care research
  • Describe the issue of physician inertia in managing hypertension
  • Understand the importance of recognising and diagnosing familial hypercholesterolaemia
  • Author

    Activity author
    Dr Terry McCormack
    GP in North Yorkshire
    Honorary reader in primary care medicine at Hull York Medical School


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.25 learning credits (0.25 hours 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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    • A computer with an internet connection
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