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Cardiovascular learning plan

9.00 credits

This learning plan aims to refresh GPs’ knowledge of cardiovascular conditions, and provide practical learning points on diagnosis, management, follow-up and referral. You can undertake the whole plan to demonstrate that you have studied this area in depth, or use individual modules from the plan to complement your existing learning. You can claim credits for all the modules that you complete.




Syllabus

Guidance update: NICE guidance on cardiovascular risk assessment and lipid modification

Dr Farooq Ahmad describes how to implement the latest NICE guidance on cardiovascular disease risk assessment and lipid modification in primary care.

1.00 Credits
Clinical Review

Heart failure: clinical review

Dr Rajiv Sankaranarayanan provides an overview of the diagnosis and management of heart failure.

1.50 Credits
Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on chest pain

Dr Ivan Benett and Dr Toni Hazell describe how to implement the updated NICE guidance on chest pain of recent origin. The module outlines what’s new in the guidance, what to do differently in your practice when assessing and diagnosing chest pain, and some areas of uncertainty/controversy relating to the guidance.

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
Clinical Review

Stroke: clinical review

Dr Roser Icart-Palau and Dr Patrick Gompertz outline the epidemiology, aetiology, diagnosis and management of stroke. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include the use of the FAST and ABCD2 scores and the cardinal features of clinical presentations of stroke and transient ischaemic attack. This activity has been updated in January 2016

1.50 Credits
Red flags

Chest pain - red flag symptoms

Dr Pipin Singh outlines the causes and management of chest pain in primary care.

0.50 Credits
Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on multimorbidity

Professor David Haslam, Chair of NICE, describes how to implement the NICE guidance on multimorbidity.

1.00 Credits