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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:
To find out more about summer school visit our guide and FAQs page.
In an interactive learning activity, Dr Nigel Stollery presents four case studies of foot conditions and challenges your ability to identify and manage them.
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.
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.
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.
Dr Toni Hazell outlines how to implement the latest NICE guidance on the recognition and referral of suspected cancer in primary care.
This article, updated in 2017 by Dr Laura Waters, considers the role of rapid HIV tests, referring newly diagnosed patients and useful baseline assessments.
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.
Dr Toni Hazell explains how to implement the NICE quality standard on domestic violence and abuse in primary care.
GPs frequently see patients with abnormal liver function tests, but which of them actually have alcoholic or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)?
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.
Dr Richard Day considers comorbidities in older people, including the likelihood of having multiple conditions, primary prevention and prescribing in older people.
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
Dr Toni Hazell describes how to implement the NICE guidance on care of dying adults in the last days of life in primary care.
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.
This article discusses common presentations, core features and behaviours that may suggest a diagnosis of ASD, and evidence-based interventions.
Respiratory nurse Jane Scullion and GP Dr Steve Holmes outline common symptoms of paediatric asthma, how to get the medication right and lifestyle modifications.
Dr Catriona Maybury and Dr Alya Abdul-Wahab review the diagnosis and management of common paediatric dermatology presentations needing urgent treatment.