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