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Medically unexplained symptoms in primary care

Medically unexplained symptoms in primary care

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Time to Complete

1 hour


October 12, 2018


November 1, 2018

Programme Description

In this case-based activity, Dr Toni Hazell discusses management of medically unexplained symptoms in primary care. Key learning points include consultation skills to help with the initial assessment of a patient, creating a shared action plan, appropriate referral, and empowering patients to find out information for themselves.

Educational Objectives

After taking this module you will be better able to:
  • Know when to consider a diagnosis of MUS
  • List three types of MUS
  • Recall terminology that may be used
  • Pursue an effective consultation style with patients
  • Refer patients for CBT or physiotherapy where appropriate
  • Create action plans and empower patients
  • Author

    Dr Toni Hazell


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour 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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