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Women’s health learning plan 1

9.00 credits

Women’s health conditions are highlighted in this learning plan for GPs. Learning plans provide key learning points on diagnosis, management, follow-up and referral. You can undertake the whole plan to demonstrate that you have studied this area in depth, or use individual modules from the plan to complement your existing learning. You can claim credits for all the modules that you complete.




Clinical Review

Diabetes in pregnancy: clinical review

This article provides an overview of diabetes in pregnancy and advice regarding clinical management, taking into account the updated NICE guidance on this area published in February 2015.

1.50 Credits
Clinical Review

Endometriosis: clinical review

In this clinical review, updated in 2018, Mr Ertan Saridogan discusses the diagnosis and management of endometriosis. Key educational points for GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals include the symptoms of endometriosis, its impact on patients, and the medical and surgical treatments available.

1.50 Credits
Red flags

Amenorrhoea - red flag symptoms

Dr Harry Brown explains how to take a thorough history in a presentation of amenorrhoea, investigations to undertake, possible causes and red flag symptoms. Reviewed and updated in 2016

0.50 Credits
Red flags

Acute pelvic pain - red flag symptoms

This red flags article provides an overview of the causes of pelvic pain in both men and women. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include taking a good history and examination, and indications for referral.

0.50 Credits
Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on heavy menstrual bleeding

Dr Jessica Garner describes the August 2016 update to existing NICE guidance on heavy menstrual bleeding.

1.00 Credits
Knowledge

Vaginal discharge consultations

In this article, reviewed and updated in August 2017, Dr Anita Sharma and Dr Sapna Tandon cover the common causes of abnormal vaginal discharge and how it can be managed in primary care.

0.50 Credits
Knowledge

Minimising health risks in prescribing contraception

Dr Zara Aziz offers an update on contraception taking into account new guidance on health risks.

1.00 Credits
Knowledge

Polycystic ovary syndrome: long-term consequences

Dr Abdelmageed Abdelrahman outlines the long-term consequences of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Learning points for GPs and nurses include understanding potential complications and when referral to specialist gynaecology services may be indicated. Updated by the author in 2016.

0.50 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
Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on menopause

Dr Louise Newson describes how to implement the first NICE guidance on menopause in primary care.

1.00 Credits