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MIMS Learning summer school

25.00 credits

Our summer school offers you the chance to gather up to 25 CPD credits over the summer while your practice is a little quieter.

Modules in this learning plan will give you a rich, interactive learning experience based on our most popular topics, while helping you to gather evidence of learning for appraisal.

Summer school is open to all learners with a MIMS Learning membership – so dive in and enjoy your summer learning!

At the end of summer school, you will be awarded a personalised certificate covering all the CPD credits gained, at one of three levels:

  • Gold certificate - 25 credits
  • Silver certificate - 15 credits
  • Bronze certificate - 10 credits

  • To find out more about summer school visit our guide and FAQs page.




    Interactive CPD

    Managing premenstrual syndrome in primary care

    In this case-based activity, Dr Toni Hazell discusses management of premenstrual syndrome in primary care.

    1.00 Credits
    Interactive CPD

    Foot conditions: differential diagnosis

    In an interactive learning activity, Dr Nigel Stollery presents four case studies of foot conditions and challenges your ability to identify and manage them.

    0.25 Credits
    Red flags

    Epigastric pain - red flag symptoms

    In this interactive activity, Dr Roopa Jaiswal focuses on red flag symptoms associated with epigastric pain. Work through the learning points, cases and discussion, answering questions as you go and completing a final quiz to test your learning. Key learning points include red flag symptoms and signs, investigations to conduct and when to refer.

    0.50 Credits
    Knowledge

    Early diagnosis of Lyme disease

    Dr Sara Ritchie explains how recognition of the erythema migrans rash and other symptoms can aid prompt identification of Lyme disease.

    1.00 Credits
    Knowledge

    Vitamin D deficiency

    Around 50% of adults have low vitamin D levels. Dr Louise R Newson discusses investigation and prevention of vitamin D deficiency in primary care.

    1.00 Credits
    Clinical Review

    Atrial fibrillation: clinical review

    This review by Dr Andrew Money-Kyrle, updated in 2017, examines the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation.

    1.50 Credits
    Syllabus

    Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on familial hypercholesterolaemia

    Dr Martin Duerden reviews the current guidance on familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), which was last updated in November 2017. This module covers prevalence, diagnosis, investigations, management and contact tracing of family members who may be affected.

    1.00 Credits
    Knowledge

    Fibromyalgia: patient case study

    Fibromyalgia often presents in primary care with non-specific symptoms and so can be difficult to diagnose and treat.

    0.50 Credits
    Clinical Review

    Endometrial cancer: clinical review

    This article by Dr Abdelmageed Abdelrahman considers risk factors for endometrial cancer and management options.

    1.50 Credits
    Syllabus

    Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on sepsis

    Dr Jessica Garner describes the NICE guidance on recognising and managing sepsis.

    1.00 Credits
    Knowledge

    Eye disorders: illustrated

    Presentations of eye disorders including adenoviral conjunctivitis, senile scleral translucency and pterygium are highlighted in this activity. Each is illustrated with photographs and key education points for GPs by Dr Phil Marazzi.

    0.25 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
    Clinical Review

    HIV: clinical review

    This article, updated in 2017 by Dr Laura Waters, considers the role of rapid HIV tests, referring newly diagnosed patients and useful baseline assessments.

    1.50 Credits
    Knowledge

    Choices in emergency contraception

    This article by Dr Gill Jenkins, updated in 2018, provides an update on emergency contraception with case studies for GPs and nurses to work through. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include efficacy and cost of levonorgestrel, UPA and IUD, effective timing after UPSI, and contraindications.

    1.00 Credits
    Syllabus

    Guidance update: latest NICE and Home Office guidelines on domestic abuse

    Dr Toni Hazell explains how to implement the NICE quality standard on domestic violence and abuse in primary care.

    1.00 Credits
    Knowledge

    Abnormal liver function tests: case-based discussion

    GPs frequently see patients with abnormal liver function tests, but which of them actually have alcoholic or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)?

    0.50 Credits
    Syllabus

    Guidance update: latest GMC guidance on confidentiality

    Dr Toni Hazell describes the latest GMC guidance on confidentiality.

    1.00 Credits
    Knowledge

    Pityriasis: differential diagnoses

    Dr Nigel Stollery outlines differential diagnosis of pityriasis, including pityriasis rosea, pityriasis versicolor, pityriasis alba and pityriasis capitis. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include the presentation and management of these conditions.

    0.25 Credits
    Knowledge

    Comorbidities in older people

    Dr Richard Day considers comorbidities in older people, including the likelihood of having multiple conditions, primary prevention and prescribing in older people.

    1.00 Credits
    Knowledge

    ECG acquisition and interpretation in primary care: introduction

    ECG interpretation can be undertaken in primary care. In the first of a series, Dr Ravi Assomull and Dr Sayan Sen provide a guide to the infrastructure needed, a 10-step system for interpreting ECGs

    1.00 Credits
    Syllabus

    Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on care of the dying adult

    Dr Toni Hazell describes how to implement the NICE guidance on care of dying adults in the last days of life in primary care.

    1.00 Credits
    Clinical Review

    Basal cell carcinoma: clinical review

    Dr David Brass and Dr Neil Rajan discuss the risk factors for BCC, making the diagnosis and management.

    1.50 Credits
    Knowledge

    Malignant disease: illustrated

    Carcinoma of the pancreas, glioblastoma, renal cancer, breast cancer and lymphoma, among other malignant disease, are covered in this activity. Each is illustrated with photographs and key education points for GPs by Dr Phil Marazzi.

    0.25 Credits
    Red flags

    Back pain - red flag symptoms

    This red flags article explains the signs and symptoms of potentially serious pathology in patients presenting with back pain.

    0.50 Credits
    Clinical Review

    Autism spectrum disorder: clinical review

    This article discusses common presentations, core features and behaviours that may suggest a diagnosis of ASD, and evidence-based interventions.

    1.50 Credits
    Knowledge

    Asthma in children

    Respiratory nurse Jane Scullion and GP Dr Steve Holmes outline common symptoms of paediatric asthma, how to get the medication right and lifestyle modifications.

    1.00 Credits
    Knowledge

    Acute skin problems in children

    Dr Catriona Maybury and Dr Alya Abdul-Wahab review the diagnosis and management of common paediatric dermatology presentations needing urgent treatment.

    1.00 Credits