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Learning disabilities clinical Q&A

Learning disabilities clinical Q&A

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Time to Complete

0.25 hours


March 7, 2017


November 14, 2017

Programme Description

Dr Tom Howseman, GP and clinical lead for learning disability commissioning, describes his role and answers questions on primary care management of patients with learning disabilities.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand the value of pursuing an interest in learning disabilities
  • Be aware of how to implement the Mental Capacity Act
  • Understand more about the annual health check for patients with moderate to severe learning disabilities
  • Appreciate why prescribing of antipsychotics and benzodiazepines should be minimised
  • Author

    Activity author
    Dr Tom Howseman
    GP, St Luke’s Primary Care Centre, Northampton
    Clinical lead for learning disability commissioning, Nene and Corby CCG


    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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