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Menopause: clinical review

Menopause: clinical review

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

2.5 hours

Published

August 28, 2014

Updated

August 28, 2014

Programme Description

This article by Dr Anna Cantlay and Dr Nicola Mitchell-Jones provides a refresher on identifying menopause and advising women on hormone replacement therapy. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include defining the menopause, diagnosing premature menopause, associated diseases, and when to refer.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, GPs should be better able to:
  • Recognise symptoms of menopause
  • Be aware of the role of menopause in development of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease
  • Diagnose premature ovarian failure
  • Advise perimenopausal women on lifestyle measures and the potential benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Advise women on the risks of HRT in terms of breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and venous thromboembolism
  • Match HRT regimens to women’s individual needs
  • Faculty

    Activity authors
    Dr Anna Cantlay
    GP ST1
    Riverside Vocational Training Scheme
    Charing Cross Hospital
    London
    United Kingdom

    Dr Nicola Mitchell-Jones
    ST5 Obstetrics and gynaecology
    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    London
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan
    GP
    London
    United Kingdom

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 2.5 learning credits (2.5 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 and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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