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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
In this article Dr Suneeta Kochhar provides an overview of the red flag symptoms associated with breast lumps. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include identifying fibrocystic changes, possible causes and understanding when urgent referral is warranted.
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.
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.
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.