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INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Key infectious diseases including flu, chickenpox, sexually transmitted diseases and Ebola, along with articles on key symptoms such as fever and red flags in cervical lymphadenopathy. All educational activities carry CPD credits that contribute towards GPs' and nurses' appraisal and revalidation requirements.

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Syllabus

Guidance update: latest guidance on HIVExternal web site

Guidance: British HIV Association. Guidance: British HIV Association guidelines for HIV-associated...

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Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on sepsis - free premium moduleExternal web site

Guidance: NICE guidance NG51. Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management. July 2016. Dr...

0.50 Credits
Red flags

Fever in adults - red flag symptomsExternal web site

Fever in adults can have potentially serious causes, ranging from sepsis to malignancy. Dr Pipin Singh...

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Knowledge

Hepatitis C, refractory psoriasis and COPD: prescribing update January 2017External web site

Hepatitis C, refractory psoriasis, COPD and breast cancer are covered in an update on prescribing developments...

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Knowledge

Flu vaccination, inhaled steroids and diabetes education: update clinicalExternal web site

Flu vaccination, inhaled steroids, diabetes education, pharmacist prescribers and HIV testing are all...

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Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on sepsisExternal web site

Guidance: NICE guidance NG51. Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management. July 2016. Dr...

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Knowledge

Bacterial infection: illustratedExternal web site

Presentations of an infected sebaceous cyst, tonsillitis, a dental abscess and mastitis are highlighted...

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Knowledge

Paediatric problems: illustratedExternal web site

Presentations of haemangioma, atopic eczema, rhabdomyosarcoma and precocious puberty are highlighted...

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Knowledge

Warts: differential diagnosisExternal web site

Dr Nigel Stollery outlines differential diagnosis of warts including filiform warts, seborrhoeic warts...

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Knowledge

Contraceptives, flu and shingles immunisation, and cystic fibrosis medicationExternal web site

Contraceptive eligibility criteria, flu and shingles immunisation and gene-specific medication for cystic...

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Knowledge

Zika virus, syphilis, anticoagulation and alcohol guidelines: update clinicalExternal web site

Zika virus, syphilis, GP health checks, alcohol guidelines and anticoagulation for patients who have...

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Knowledge

Management of chronic cough in childrenExternal web site

Dr Atul Gupta offers advice on managing chronic cough in children. Key learning points for GPs and nurses...

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Knowledge

Sepsis, diabetes in children and diagnosing lung problems: update clinicalExternal web site

Managing suspected sepsis, referring children with potential diabetes, diagnosing lung problems, and...

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Red flags

Postcoital bleeding - red flag symptomsExternal web site

Postcoital bleeding may have a serious cause. Dr Pipin Singh explores questions to ask, investigations...

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Patient Case Study

Sepsis case studyExternal web site

Dr Sean Brink describes the case of a 39-year-old man who presented with swelling and pain in his scrotum...

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Red flags

Night sweats - red flag symptomsExternal web site

This ‘red flags’ article by Dr Pipin Singh provides an overview of the possible causes of night sweats...

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Clinical Review

Influenza: clinical reviewExternal web site

Dr Steve Holmes and respiratory nurse consultant Jane Scullion review the clinical features of influenza...

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Knowledge

Multimorbidity, scarlet fever and controlled drugs: update clinical May 2016External web site

NICE guidance on multimorbidity, rising scarlet fever cases and advice on prescribing controlled drugs...

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Patient Case Study

Genital swelling following caesarean deliveryExternal web site

Dr Anita Sharma and Dr Sapna Tandon describe a presentation of clitoral swelling and vaginal discharge...

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Expert Perspective

Acute erythematous rashes in childrenExternal web site

Dr Dharshini Sathishkumar and Dr Helen Goodyear focus on infectious causes of erythematous rashes in...

1.50 Credits
Clinical Review

Measles: clinical reviewExternal web site

Dr Kirsty Le Doare and Dr Nuria Martinez-Alier describe the signs and symptoms of measles and outline...

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Knowledge

Tuberculosis: hot topic March 2016External web site

Respiratory nurse Jane Scullion and GP Dr Steve Holmes outline the key recommendations relevant to primary...

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Knowledge

Zika virus testing, anticoagulation reviews and GP mental health trainingExternal web site

Testing for Zika virus in returning travellers, NICE’s recommendation of payment for GPs carrying out...

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Clinical Review

Malaria: clinical reviewExternal web site

Dr Lisa Ford outlines the latest guidance on diagnosis and management of malaria, highlighting advice...

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Knowledge

Advising patients on the Zika virusExternal web site

Dr Jessica Garner focuses on the latest advice for GPs and nurses regarding the management of patients...

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Knowledge

Nasal flu vaccination, women's cardiovascular risk and drug interactionsExternal web site

Safety of nasal flu vaccination in severe egg allergy, raised cardiovascular risk in women with atrial...

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Knowledge

Diabetes care, antivirals for flu and dementia risk: update clinical FebruaryExternal web site

A need to improve diabetes care, rising flu cases and better prediction of dementia risk are all covered...

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Practice

What to expect on the day of an inspection: CQC briefingExternal web site

What should you expect on the day of a CQC inspection? Dr Devin Gray outlines what will happen in an...

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Red flags

Vomiting in adults - red flag symptomsExternal web site

Dr Suchita Shah highlights the red flag symptoms associated with vomiting in adults that may indicate...

2.50 Credits
Clinical Review

Chlamydia: clinical reviewExternal web site

Dr Jackie Sherrard reviews the pathological and clinical manifestations of chlamydial disease and discusses...

0.50 Credits
Red flags

Pharyngitis - red flag symptomsExternal web site

Significant pathologies that need to be considered when patients present with sore throat is the subject...

2.00 Credits
Clinical Review

Cellulitis: clinical reviewExternal web site

Dr Ava Lee and Dr Nick Levell review the causes, diagnosis and management of cellulitis, along with...

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Expert Perspective

Urgent referrals in dermatologyExternal web site

Dr Beebee Meeajun and Professor Rino Cerio provide an overview of dermatological conditions requiring...

0.25 Credits
Knowledge

Facial conditions: illustratedExternal web site

Presentations of conditions affecting the face, including chickenpox, anaemia, jaundice, trauma, Bell’s...

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Clinical Review

Pelvic inflammatory disease: clinical reviewExternal web site

Dr Suneeta Kochhar provides an educational update for healthcare professionals on diagnosis and management...

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Knowledge

Differential diagnosis: blistering rashesExternal web site

Dr Nigel Stollery compares shingles, bullous pemphigoid, bullous pemphigus, and insect bites. Key learning...

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Knowledge

Hot topic: flu vaccination, October 2015External web site

Dr Anita Sharma outlines how to maximise the clinical value of this year’s flu vaccination programme...

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Knowledge

Testing procalcitonin in bacterial infectionExternal web site

The article by Dr Rajiv Ghurye examines the use of testing for raised procalcitonin in response to infection...

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Knowledge

Assessing fever in childrenExternal web site

This article by Dr Louise Newson discusses the assessment and management of fever in children, including...

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Knowledge

What to recommend for travel vaccinationsExternal web site

This article by Dr Mike Townend covers the most important vaccinations travellers should consider, including...

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Knowledge

Long-stay and remote travel vaccinationsExternal web site

In this article Dr Mike Townend covers the vaccinations that may be needed for travellers who are at...

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Knowledge

Managing suspected Ebola patientsExternal web site

This article by Dr Carol Chu covers when to suspect possible Ebola infection and, if it is suspected...

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Red flags

Cervical lymphadenopathy - red flag symptomsExternal web site

In this article Dr Pipin Singh provides an overview of red flags in cervical lymphadenopathy including...

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Knowledge

Recognising dengue feverExternal web site

In this article Dr Mike Townend covers the clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of dengue fever...

1.50 Credits
Clinical Review

Chickenpox (varicella zoster): clinical reviewExternal web site

This article by Dr Nuria Martinez-Alier and Dr Kirsty Le Doare describes the epidemiology and aetiology...

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Clinical Review

Paediatric pertussis: clinical reviewExternal web site

In this article, updated in 2016, Dr Scott Hackett covers the management of pertussis (whooping cough)...

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