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Liver disease learning plan

6.00 credits

Abnormal liver function tests, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cirrhosis are the focus of this learning plan for GPs and other healthcare professionals. This plan features a quiz to help you identify gaps in your knowledge.

Each educational activity provides key learning points and a post-test so you can check what you have learned. You can undertake the whole plan or select individual modules to meet your learning needs. CPD credits can be claimed on each module.


Test your knowledge of liver disease

In this free 6-question quiz, test your knowledge of liver disease including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, cirrhosis and hepatic failure.

0.25 Credits

Guidance update: latest NICE guidance on assessment and management of cirrhosis

Dr Iain Brew summarises the latest NICE guidelines on cirrhosis.

1.00 Credits

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Dr Rachel Pryke describes how to implement the latest NICE guidance on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in primary care.

1.00 Credits

End of life care scenario: managing hepatic failure

As GPs become more and more involved with palliative care, they are having to deal with more complex cases.

1.00 Credits

Abnormal liver function tests: case-based discussion

GPs frequently see patients with abnormal liver function tests, but which of them actually have alcoholic or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)?

0.50 Credits
Clinical Review

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: clinical review

This article, reviewed and updated in 2016 by Professor Philip Newsome, covers the diagnosis and management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include suitable investigations, non-invasive assessment, new treatments and prognosis.

1.50 Credits
Patient Case Study

Primary biliary cirrhosis

Dr Pipin Singh describes a case of primary biliary cirrhosis discovered during routine liver function tests. Learning points for GPs and other healthcare professionals include signs and symptoms.

0.25 Credits
Expert Perspective

Gastrointestinal bleeding: emergency presentations

Kathryn Oakland provides an overview of the causes and management of acute gastrointestinal bleeding.

0.50 Credits