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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.
Update your colleagues and refresh your own knowledge using our ready-prepared slide sets on 15 key guidelines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr Toni Hazell outlines how to implement the latest NICE guidance on the recognition and referral of suspected cancer in primary care.
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.