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Minimising the risks of oral contraception, common questions on intrauterine contraception, investigation and management of subfertility, and pelvic inflammatory disease are all covered in this learning plan for GPs and nurses.
The range of topics reflects the role of GPs and other healthcare professionals in diagnosis, management, investigation, referral and follow-up.
Each educational activity provides key learning points along with a post-test so you can check what you have learned. You can undertake the whole plan or select individual modules to match your identified learning needs. CPD credits can be claimed for all modules completed.
Dr Suneeta Kochhar provides an educational update for healthcare professionals on diagnosis and management of pelvic inflammatory disease. PID is relatively common and carries a substantial risk of subfertility and chronic pelvic pain. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include antibiotic treatment, when to consider hospitalisation, and prognosis.
Dr Abdelmageed Abdelrahman provides a refresher on the definition of subfertility and the likelihood that it is caused by male factors, female factors or a combination of these.
Dr Toni Hazell describes the changes to the latest FSRH guidance: UK Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use.
Dr Anita Sharma and Dr Farzana Siddiqui discuss questions that GPs may need to answer from women considering having an IUS or IUD fitted.
This article by Dr Gill Jenkins, updated in 2018, provides an update on emergency contraception with case studies for GPs and nurses to work through. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include efficacy and cost of levonorgestrel, UPA and IUD, effective timing after UPSI, and contraindications.
Dr Louise Clarke and Dr Mais Al-Hity discuss the implications of updated guidance on female genital mutilation including guidance from the Department of Health in September 2015 and March 2015 and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in July 2015.