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Prescribing learning plan

8.00 credits

Medicines optimisation, dealing with multimorbidity, anticipatory prescribing in palliative care and best practice in specific clinical scenarios are covered in this learning plan for GPs and nurses.

Take the whole plan or select modules that meet your identified learning needs. CPD credits can be claimed on each module.




Knowledge

Prescribing in older people

Dr Heather Barry and colleagues considers appropriate prescribing in older people, including when to discontinue medications. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include managing non-adherence, and reducing medication burden.

1.00 Credits
Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on optimising medication

Dr Ian Hill-Smith describes how to implement the latest NICE guidance on medicines optimisation to get the best possible outcome for patients in primary care while being cost-efficient for the NHS.

1.00 Credits
Knowledge

Prescribing hormone replacement therapy

Dr Sarah Gray outlines the factors to consider when prescribing hormone replacement therapy to treat symptoms of menopause. This article contains six questions to ask, a treatment pathway and simple formulary, and three case studies with which you can test your awareness of appropriate prescribing options.

1.00 Credits
Audio

Prescribing combined hormonal contraception without a pill-free interval

Professor John Guillebaud discusses a novel approach to prescribing combined oral contraception in this free audio module. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include real-world efficacy of COC, the role and risks of the pill-free week and advising patients on continuous COC use. This presentation was recorded at the RCGP Annual Conference 2017.

0.50 Credits
Knowledge

End-of-life care

This article by Dr Trisha Macnair outlines GPs’ responsibilities in care of the dying. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include GMC guidance on treatment and care towards the end of life, five priorities for individual, holistic care planning, and drugs and dosages for anticipatory prescribing.

1.50 Credits
Knowledge

Assessment of older people

Dr Pipin Singh provides insight into the pitfalls of assessing older patients and presents case studies of good multidisciplinary care. Educational points for GPs and other primary healthcare professionals include common drug side-effects and assessing mental capacity.

1.00 Credits
Syllabus

Guidance update: management of sore throat

Dr Toni Hazell analyses the latest guidance on managing sore throat including assessment using scoring tools, and the use of short courses of steroids.

1.00 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