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Dealing with two or more presenting conditions is common in general practice and this learning plan aims to help healthcare professionals deal with comorbidity and multimorbidity.
You can undertake individual learning activities or the whole plan depending on your learning needs. Each activity allows you to claim a CPD certificate on completion.
Dr Richard Day considers comorbidities in older people, including the likelihood of having multiple conditions, primary prevention and prescribing in older people.
This article by Dr Clive Kelly examines the lung manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include increased frequency of interstitial lung disease in patients with RA, risk of pneumonia, and the effects of RA drugs on the lungs.
Dr Ekaterina Burova-Mills and colleagues outline the diagnosis and management of the main skin conditions affecting pregnant women. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include diagnosis, treatment and complications.
Dr Neil Iosson outlines the aetiology and management of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease.
This article by Dr Trisha Macnair, updated in 2017, covers how assessing anxiety in palliative care patients can better help to develop a treatment plan.
Dr Ekaterina Burova and colleagues describe dermatological signs and symptoms that may indicate a blood disorder, and common cutaneous side effects of medications used to treat haematological conditions.
Dr Jean Watkins uses photos to illustrate diagnosis and management of skin conditions that are frequently seen in patients with diabetes. Conditions covered include infection, gangrene, atherosclerosis, necrobiosis lipoidica, generalised granuloma annulare and diabetic dermopathy.
This article provides an overview of diabetes in pregnancy and advice regarding clinical management, taking into account the updated NICE guidance on this area published in February 2015.