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Psoriasis: clinical review

Psoriasis: clinical review


Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


June 24, 2015


June 24, 2015

Programme Description

This article by Dr Claire Marshall and Dr Anshoo Sahota examines the classification, diagnosis and management of patients with psoriasis. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include exacerbating factors and NICE quality standards.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article the healthcare professional should be better able to:
  • Understand the epidemiology of psoriasis
  • Diagnose psoriasis
  • Monitor second-line agents used in psoriasis
  • List the biological agents used in psoriasis
  • Authors

    Activity authors
    Dr Claire Marshall
    Clinical fellow in dermatology
    Whipps Cross Hospital

    Dr Anshoo Sahota
    Consultant dermatologist
    Whipps Cross University Hospital and Barts and the London NHS Trust

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required