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Locum learning plan 4: guidance, multimorbidity and key clinical topics

9.00 credits

Guidance on key clinical areas and advice on prescribing for older people is provided in this learning plan aimed at locums and sessional GPs. The plan will also be useful for any healthcare professional who wishes to ensure they are up to date with key guidance on multimorbidity, chest pain, and suspected cancer.

You can undertake the whole plan or individual modules based on your learning needs, and CPD credits can be claimed on each module.




Syllabus

Training resource: slide sets on latest guidelines in 15 topic areas

Update your colleagues and refresh your own knowledge using our ready-prepared slide sets on 15 key guidelines.

1.00 Credits
Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on optimising medication

Dr Ian Hill-Smith describes how to implement the latest NICE guidance on medicines optimisation to get the best possible outcome for patients in primary care while being cost-efficient for the NHS.

1.00 Credits
Knowledge

Test yourself on recent clinical guidance: March 2017

Test your knowledge of recent clinical guidance, as covered by clinical guidance modules on MIMS Learning.

0.50 Credits
Knowledge

Assessment of older people

Dr Pipin Singh provides insight into the pitfalls of assessing older patients and presents case studies of good multidisciplinary care. Educational points for GPs and other primary healthcare professionals include common drug side-effects and assessing mental capacity.

1.00 Credits
Knowledge

Prescribing in older people

Dr Heather Barry and colleagues considers appropriate prescribing in older people, including when to discontinue medications. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include managing non-adherence, and reducing medication burden.

1.00 Credits
Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on multimorbidity

Professor David Haslam, Chair of NICE, describes how to implement the NICE guidance on multimorbidity.

1.00 Credits
Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on chest pain

Dr Ivan Benett and Dr Toni Hazell describe how to implement the updated NICE guidance on chest pain of recent origin. The module outlines what’s new in the guidance, what to do differently in your practice when assessing and diagnosing chest pain, and some areas of uncertainty/controversy relating to the guidance.

1.00 Credits
Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on recognition and referral of suspected cancer

Dr Toni Hazell outlines how to implement the latest NICE guidance on the recognition and referral of suspected cancer in primary care.

1.00 Credits
Red flags

Fever of unknown origin in children - red flag symptoms

Dr Pipin Singh outlines the red flag symptoms to look out for in a child presenting with pyrexia of unknown origin.

0.50 Credits
Practice

Medication reviews in nursing homes

Dr Pipin Singh provides a practical guide to conducting medication reviews in nursing homes with the aim of improving quality of life for residents. Learning points for GPs, nurses and pharmacists include how to go about conducting reviews and what they should cover.

1.00 Credits