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Identifiying and managing skin conditions audiovisual learning plan

4.00 credits

Identifying potentially malignant lesions, treating actinic keratosis, identifying rashes, managing child eczema, assessing patients for minor surgery, and treatment of psoriasis are all covered in this learning plan worth 4 CPD credits.

The plan provides an educational update for GPs and other healthcare professionals in management of common skin conditions and red flag symptoms to look out for.

Each of five modules in the plan consists of an audio presentation from the MIMS Clinical Update 2016 conference, accompanied by speaker slides. Access to all modules is part of the MIMS Learning annual membership subscription.

The plan is comprised of the following modules:

Malignancy and actinic disease: is this malignant? Presented by Dr John McKenna

  • Diagnosis of potentially malignant lesions
  • Recent guidance on melanoma relevant to GPs
  • Use of dermoscopy and the treatment of actinic keratosis in primary care

  • This module includes pictorial case material

    Psoriasis: diagnosis and individualised therapy, presented by Dr Mark Griffiths

  • Characteristics of different types of psoriasis
  • Risk of development of psoriatic arthritis
  • Comorbidities that may occur in patients with psoriasis

  • This module includes pictorial case material

    Eczema in children: management and advice for parents, presented by Dr Graham Johnston

  • Dealing with atopic dermatitis and child eczema including identification
  • Advice for parents
  • Management with emollients and other therapies

  • Patient images presented at the conference are not available in this presentation

    `I’ve got this rash’: identifying rashes in primary care, presented by Dr Liz Ogden

  • Successful identification, including history-taking
  • Assessing severity and distribution, morphology, blistering, colour and configuration
  • Red flag symptoms of severe conditions including meningitis

  • Patient images presented at the conference are not available in this presentation

    Assessing patients for minor surgery, presented by Dr Nigel Stollery

  • Indications for minor surgery on the NHS
  • Benefits for the patient and NHS of GP minor surgery
  • Training, equipment and procedures that should be in place



  • Audio

    Malignancy and actinic disease: is this malignant?

    Dr John McKenna outlines diagnosis of potentially malignant lesions, recent guidance on melanoma relevant to GPs, the use of dermoscopy and the treatment of actinic keratosis in primary care. Pictorial cases are presented.

    1.00 Credits
    Audio

    Psoriasis: diagnosis and individualised therapy

    Dr Mark Griffiths outlines the aetiology, prevalence, symptoms and signs of psoriasis.

    1.00 Credits
    Audio

    Eczema in children: management and advice for parents

    Dr Graham Johnston provides a strategy for dealing with atopic dermatitis and child eczema including identification, advice for parents and management with emollients and other therapies.

    0.50 Credits
    Audio

    `I've got this rash': identifying rashes in primary care

    Dr Elizabeth Ogden outlines steps to take for successful identification, including history-taking, assessing severity and distribution, morphology, blistering, colour and configuration.

    1.00 Credits
    Audio

    Assessing patients for minor surgery

    Dr Nigel Stollery considers indications for minor surgery on the NHS, benefits for the patient and NHS of GP minor surgery, and outlines training, equipment and procedures that should be in place.

    0.50 Credits