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Managing gout

Managing gout

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Time to Complete



January 30, 2014


February 9, 2017

Programme Description

Dr Kamilla Porter provides an update on the management of gout, covering acute attacks as well as long-term management strategies. Risk factors, dietary choices, and urate-lowering therapies are discussed.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, GPs should be better able to:
  • Understand the pathogenesis of gout
  • Initiate appropriate treatment for acute gout
  • Access appropriate patient information regarding gout
  • Organise appropriate investigation and follow up for patients presenting with acute gout
  • Identify risk factors for gout
  • Counsel patients about the need for, how to commence and adverse effects of urate-lowering therapy
  • Readers' comments

    `Concise, to the point, great write up.'

    `Very smartly written and brief but useful module.’

    `The best management of gout I have ever read.’


    Activity author
    Dr Kamilla Porter
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Elizabeth Cottrell

    Academic Clinical Fellow in General Practice Specialty Training

    NHS North Staffordshire and Keele University
United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 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.


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