Key questions on infections in pregnancy

Dr Jessica Garner, clinical fellow in obstetrics and gynaecology and Miss Maryam Parisaei, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, on investigating rash in pregnant women, managing chicken pox in pregnancy and travel advice for zika virus.

1.5 CPD hours

Key questions on atrial fibrillation

Dr John Dean, consultant cardiologist, on identifying patients with AF, personalised care and manging patients who are persistently unwell despite treatment

1 CPD hour

Case by case: visual loss

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon Mr Ramu Muniraju with cases on posterior vitreous detachment, diabetic retinopathy and when to refer urgently to secondary care

1.5 CPD hours

Key questions on heart failure

Module summary
GP Dr Mandy Fry puts questions to cardiology GPSI Dr Chris Arden on distinguishing left systolic dysfunction from other causes, urgent referrals for patients with a history of MI and treatment with aldosterone antagonists.
Learning objectives

This module discusses the latest developments in the diagnosis and management of heart failure, including:

  • The evidence for management of diastolic heart failure
  • The role of the new sacubitril/valsartan combo drug
  • Why referral for patients with a history of MI needs to be urgent

Dr Chris Arden is a GP near Winchester, Hampshire, and a GPSI in cardiology in Southampton. He is on the board of the British Society for Heart Failure and is cardiovascular lead for West Hampshire CCG.

Date module published
Module due for review
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1.5 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
3 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Very good
Tony Crosby
Elena Griffin
Brilliant and enlightening
Iheanyichukwu Oteh
Well written. Good amount of detail. Succinct. Clear management strategies.
John Rowan
not as informative as case study module
Martin Holt