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Scoliosis

This half-hour module aims to update GPs about scoliosis, a common orthopaedic condition in childhood which benefits from early recognition. The module uses a case-study approach to discuss the clinical assessment of a patient presenting with possible scoliosis as well as how to investigate in primary care, when to refer and the possible approaches that might be taken in secondary care.

Pulmonary Fibrosis

This course will cover everything the generalist in primary care needs to know about idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. This will include pathophysiology, presentation, natural history, treatment options, exacerbations, oxygen therapy, lung transplant, advanced care planning and end of life care.

Listen, Suspect, Refer: A guide to detecting heart valve disease

An e-Learning course on Heart Valve Disease. The course is FREE to all primary healthcare professionals. Click the following link to access the course: http://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/heartvalvedisease

Essentials of Smoking Cessation

An e-Learning course on Essentials of Smoking Cessation. The course is FREE to all primary healthcare professionals. Click the following link to access the course: http://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/course/view.php?id=300

Multiple Sclerosis in General Practice

This course enables you to update your knowledge of evidence-based care for people with MS. It covers dilemmas in diagnosis, typical presenting symptoms and the multi-disciplinary management of people with chronic MS. The course also explores psychosocial issues and uses video clips to illustrate patients' experience of living with the condition. It has been developed in partnership with the MS Society. The MS Society is keen to know how this module will help you to improve your care and services for people affected by MS. Please contact education@mssociety.org.uk if you would be willing to share your thoughts, have further learning needs or if you would be interested in helping shape services for people affected by MS.

Gender Variance

This course consists of two modules, which cover different areas of this subject but with some overlap. The first module concentrates on care of the adult transgender patient, using a case study approach to discuss all aspects of GP care. This includes prescribing, pronoun use and changing the gender marker in the notes as well as a detailed discussion of the GMC and BMA positions on transgender care. The second module focuses more on the adolescent patient and discusses management including psychological input and drugs such as puberty blockers, as well as what to do if a patient presents to their GP wanting to discuss pausing or reversing aspects of their transition, as well as more information about disclosure of trans status within the context of medical care. In some places this course refers to administrative issues that do not apply across the whole of the UK, for example NHS numbers. The resources section contains information on these issue for those working in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Mental health in the context of COVID-19

This collection of resources is specifically designed to support the mental health and wellbeing of the GP workforce and the healthcare community at large. The resources aim to help with the mental and physical state of the workforce, address current and future challenges, allow healthcare professionals to feel supported and therefore provide better care to colleagues and patients. By giving the members of the primary care team the tools to recognise signs of burnout, PTSD and low mood, and subsequently introduce them to techniques to manage these, these resources aim to prevent further reduction of the workforce due to ill health.

NHS Screening

An e-Learning course on NHS Screening. The course is FREE to all primary healthcare professionals. Click the following link to access the course: http://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/course/edit.php?id=292

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA)

This ‘Five minutes to change your practice’ screencast discusses the presentation of GPA, when to consider it as a diagnosis and what investigations to do in primary care. It also touches on the secondary care management and longer term prognosis.

Osteoarthritis

The impact of osteoarthritis (OA) is often overlooked; diagnosis and management of OA is a key primary care competency. This module will update you on the pathogenesis and management of OA, and improve practitioner confidence in diagnosis, appropriate self-management, prescription of analgesia and referral.

Cannabinoid-based medicines

This course aims to educate the GP about the use of cannabinoids as medicines, both when prescribed and when bought over the counter. It will discuss the basic biochemistry and pharmacology in this area as well as reviewing the indications for prescribed cannabis and the reasons that patients may cite when buying cannabinoids over the counter.

COVID-19 and staff mental health

This two module eLearning course covers two areas which are particularly pertinent to the mental health and wellbeing of clinical staff in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first considers what wellbeing is, and how we can support it in ourselves and our staff. The second looks at mental health in the context of traumatic experiences and moral trauma, including how we recognise and address it, and when it becomes PTSD.

Best practice for remote working and virtual patient care in general practice

The aims of this eLearning course are to highlight various existing tools available to most clinicians in general practice to provide remote working and virtual patient care. To highlight examples where the use of existing technology can assist with virtual consultations.

Syncope

This course aims to educate GPs in the management of syncope, including the search for an underlying diagnosis, knowing what examination and tests to carry out, what red flags to look for and when to refer. The course consists of a 30 minute eLearning module, a 5 minute screencast and a podcast.

Bladder and Bowel Problems in Children

This eLearning course will describe normal bowel and bladder function and development in children, the concepts of continence and incontinence and factors affecting them.

Better transitions: improving young people’s transfer from paediatric to adult s

This eLearning course will describe normal bowel and bladder function and development in children, the concepts of continence and incontinence and factors affecting them.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

This eLearning course focusses on Fetal Alcohol Disorders - a common group of neurodevelopmental abnormalities caused by prenatal alcohol exposure.

Screening issues in the LGBT population

An e-Learning course on Screening issues in the LGBT population. The course is FREE to all primary healthcare professionals. Click the following link to access the course: http://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/course/view.php?id=355

Management of obesity and overweight

An e-Learning course on Management of obesity and overweight. The course is FREE to all primary healthcare professionals. Click the following link to access the course: http://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/course/view.php?id=453

Practicalities of obesity management

An e-Learning course on Practicalities of obesity management The course is FREE to all primary healthcare professionals. Click the following link to access the course: http://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/course/view.php?id=475

Osteoarthritis Screencast

This five minutes to ‘Change your Practice’ screencast looks at how to identify and diagnose osteoarthritis (OA). The screencast will help GPs with key takeaway points on OA to implement in their practice. It can be viewed as a standalone bite-sized learning, or can be completed alongside the eLearning module and podcast part of our Osteoarthritis Hub.

International Induction Programme (IIP)

Welcome to the GP Self Test. These tests have been specifically designed for the International Induction Programme (IIP). This online learning needs assessment tool will help you to validate your knowledge and identify areas for improvement. There are 100 multiple choice questions in each test and they have been written and quality assured by GPs and examiners. The tests are designed to cover all of the curriculum areas required and will provide you with extensive feedback and links to further learning resources.

Safe remote assessment of MSK conditions

COVID-19 has transformed the way that we work in primary care, with remote consulting becoming much more common. In this short screencast we discuss how you can safely assess patients with rheumatological conditions remotely and how to decide when this isn’t safe and a face to face assessment should be arranged.

Safe DMARD prescribing and COVID-19

Disease modifying anti rheumatic drugs are commonly used in primary care and require regular monitoring with blood tests. In this short screencast we discuss the monitoring requirements for these drugs, how this has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and which patients need more frequent monitoring.

Alzheimer’s dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is the commonest cause of dementia. This course will update learners on how Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosed and managed. The emphasis is on the GP’s role in prescribing and dealing with difficult symptoms such as loss of appetite, poor sleep, agitation and aggression. The module will also cover how to support carers and work constructively with the memory service.

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