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RHEUMATOLOGY

Rheumatological topics for primary healthcare professionals including diagnosis and management of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout and autoimmune conditions. All educational activities carry CPD credits that contribute towards GPs' and nurses' appraisal and revalidation requirements.

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Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on rheumatoid arthritisExternal web site

Dr Katrina Davies describes the latest guidance on rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The module outlines what’s...

1.00 Credits
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Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on spondyloarthritis in over 16sExternal web site

Dr Rob Hampton describes how to implement the latest NICE guidance on spondyloarthritis. The module...

0.25 Credits
Quiz

A swollen elbow - what's the diagnosis?External web site

Dr Ravi Ramanathan describes the case of a man who presented with a swollen elbow that felt hot and...

0.25 Credits
Quiz

Painful and swollen fingers - what's the diagnosis?External web site

Dr Ravi Ramanathan describes the case of a woman with pain and swelling in her fingers. Identify the...

0.50 Credits
Red flags

Neck pain - red flag symptomsExternal web site

This red flags article explains the signs and symptoms of potentially serious pathology in patients...

0.25 Credits
Quiz

Restricted finger movement - what's the diagnosis?External web site

An older man presented with difficulty in gripping and restricted movement in his ring and little fingers...

1.50 Credits
Clinical Review

Rheumatoid arthritis: clinical reviewExternal web site

Dr Rod Hughes outlines the epidemiology, aetiology, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of rheumatoid...

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Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on osteoarthritisExternal web site

Dr Louise Warburton describes how to implement the NICE quality standard on osteoarthritis in primary...

0.25 Credits
Knowledge

Depression in adolescents, renal agents in diabetes and skin cancer in RAExternal web site

Diagnosis of depression in adolescents, safety of renal agents in diabetes and risk of skin cancer in...

0.25 Credits
Knowledge

Switching antidepressants, H pylori regimens and galantamine riskExternal web site

Updated MIMS guidance on switching antidepressants and treating Helicobacter pylori, risk of serious...

0.25 Credits
Knowledge

Foot conditions: illustratedExternal web site

Presentations of conditions affecting the feet including oedema, hammer toe, and hallux valgus are highlighted...

0.25 Credits
Clinical Interview

Chronic pain clinical Q&AExternal web site

Dr Martin Johnson, RCGP clinical lead for chronic pain, describes his role and answers questions on...

0.25 Credits
Knowledge

Scans and X-rays: illustratedExternal web site

Dr Phil Marazzi presents scans and X-rays of non-malignant conditions. Each image is accompanied by...

0.50 Credits
Expert Perspective

Total hip replacementExternal web site

Mr Steven Cutts describes the surgery involved in total hip replacement. Key learning points for healthcare...

0.50 Credits
Patient Case Study

Relapsing polychondritisExternal web site

Dr Louise Newson describes a case of relapsing polychondritis. Key learning points for healthcare professionals...

0.25 Credits
Quiz

A swollen knee - what's the diagnosis?External web site

In this article Dr Ravi Ramanathan asks you to diagnose the likely cause of a patient’s symptoms.

0.50 Credits
Knowledge

Lung disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritisExternal web site

This article by Dr Clive Kelly examines the lung manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis. Key learning...

0.50 Credits
Knowledge

Managing goutExternal web site

Dr Kamilla Porter provides an update on the management of gout, covering acute attacks as well as long-term...

0.50 Credits
Knowledge

Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritisExternal web site

This article by Professor Rodger Charlton covers the diagnosis and management of polymyalgia rheumatica...

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